Mostar Culture Shock
About the Tour:
The Mostar Culture Shock is an evening tour in Mostar that will take you on a journey through time in a fully restored Retro Van from the Yugoslav Communist Era. A 3 hours tour covering 10 incredible locations around city. A trip to places that no tourist has heard of. A storyline that covers the most productive cultural time of the people in the Balkans and a unique way to learn about the complex history of Bosnia and Herzegovina that was one of the most culturally productive republics in Socialist Yugoslavia. During the tour a special attention will be given to the Pop Culture, movies, musics and sense of Humour that Bosnia and Herzegovina is still today known for.
- Old Bridge Panorama
- Pavarotti Music Centre
- Spanish Square and the Toblerone Bank
- Santiceva Street and Mostar Street Art*
- Brutalist Architecture*
- The Partisan Memorial
- Drive-in Theater*
What makes the Mostar Culture Shock Unique:
- The IMV Retro Van
The Retro Adventures Mostar team has fully restored an old and forgotten firebrigades IMV van built in 1975, giving it a new color and purpose. The IMV van was the first car ever built in Socialist Yugoslavia, debuting for the first time in 1962. It was the main vehicle of all the Government institutions: Police, Fire brigades, Hospitals, National Railways, Airports and more…… After a long pause, the IMV Van is ready to start rolling again…….
- Brutalism and Surrealism
Mostar is filled with incredible examples of brutalist and surrealistic socialist architecture. Together we will explore the ruins of a forgotten yet super inspiring architectural Era. Some of the locations are: the Razvitak shopping mall, the Zvjezdare and Beirut complexes, the Toblerone Bank and The Partisan Memorial.
- Movies and Music
During the tour we will listen to music and learn about the greatest bands and most unusual musical movements in the Balkans. At the same time, we will dive in the history of filmography with live explanation and presentation of the most interesting and recognised movies in this part of the world.
- Mostar Street Art
Mostar is home to a Street Art Festival with artists coming from all over the world to prove their skills. During the tour we will explore entire districts with dozens of graffiti covering entire buildings. A new face for the city of Mostar, an unusual way the city has recovered from the years of destruction in the 90’s.
- Certified Tourist guide/driver
- Ride in a retro IMV Van
- Snacks and Drinks
- Drive in Theater
The tour is not private. Private tours are possible upon request.
This is a cultural/historical tour.
What do I need to bring?
Comfortable walking shoes.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 3 days or less before event
ActivityDuration: 3:00 hours
Tour Price: 30€
Booking and Reservation:
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Please note: Due to Covid19 our online booking system is on ”pouse” and booking for the tour can be done only by sending us an email and letting us know when would you like the tour to be organized and for how many people. We will replay to you within 24hours.
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