Stari Most (or “old bridge”) is the landmark of the town of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With its 29 m it spans the river Neretva and connects the Bosnian-dominated eastern part and the Croatian-dominated western part of the town. The bridge was built by Ottoman architect Mimar Hajruddin on the orders of Sultan Suleiman I. It was destroyed during the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina and then reconstructed. Stari Most has always been considered a symbolic bridge between the East and the West.