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GuppeC
Hulshout, Belgium654 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It is part of the history. of course it is not true, but you can feel the pain, the war, you see bullet holes everywhere. And when you read some more on the histroy of this specific building, it makes you think. We tried to explain the war to our 6 year old son by using this building and everything around it. The building is not pretty, the history is worth to remember. It shows how painful a war can be.
Written July 27, 2020
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia4,745 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The Sniper Tower is the remnants of a former bank. The building was stripped of anything useful during the war and used as an observation point and sniper position. The building has never been refurbished and has become a haven for street artists and those adventurous enough to climb to the top.
Written May 29, 2023
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Roman J
Bangkok, Thailand373 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The ground around the Sniper Tower is locked by fences but you can sneak in from the back. It's rather the atmosphere of the place making it special, with graffiti all over, but there are definitely more crazy abandoned places to discover as beside the concrete nothing is left. Check out the demolished buildings in the surround which are more fun to explore.
Written February 1, 2020
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Adriancusniriuc
Aalborg, Denmark144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
As mentioned before, this is an emotional packed urban exploring session. Don't be put off by the fencing. Go around, find a spot with stacked rocks and parkour the f out of that wall! You will not regret it.

Sniper tower in the past, now art gallery!
Written March 19, 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This is an abandoned building that has apparently reached legendary status amongst the locals. Before the Bosnian War, the building was a bank, once, but during the Bosnian War it was repurposed as a sniper tower. It’s a towering shell of a concrete building, filled with shatter remnants of artillery fire. Glass and other debris cover the floor. It’s a little off the main tourist circuit, but definitely great if you’re an urban explorer or just looking for something different. If you’re looking for this on Google Maps, it’s called Abandoned building. AFAICT, the entrances have been sealed, although here there is a hidden entrance. Just saying.
Written June 3, 2023
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UniversalTraversal
Oakville, Canada830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Formerly a bank in the days of Yugoslavia and seized as a sniper nest during the Bosnian war, this crumbling concrete edifice now stands as a monument of both better and worse days in Mostar, as well as a free, though exclusive urban art gallery.

For those not quite brave enough to enter, there are beautiful murals around the base, and a few reminders of the troubles of the 90s in the shape of bullet holes.

For those who are brave enough to sneak in... wear good shoes as there is broken glass everywhere. Entry is probably not allowed but I haven't heard any stories of anyone being caught or residents being particularly bothered. Just don't go at night - homeless people may be sleeping or youths may be drinking there. I went around 7 AM on a mid-October Saturday - the streets were nearly empty, there's enough light to see everything and I had the place to myself.

Go around the back down a little side path - there's a pile of bricks which you can use to boost yourself up into the building. There's 10 levels in the building, plus the roof and the basement. There are very few remnants of the bank itself, minus a pile of documents on the 3rd floor but there is some good graffiti, especially on the lower and top levels. The roof can be accessed by an intact metal ladder on the top floor where you can get great views of the city. I wasn't able to explore the basement as it was completely flooded - bring Wellington boots and a torch (and maybe a mask) if you're dead set on going down there.

This is a must-see for urbexers new and seasoned. Be careful not to fall down the elevator shaft!
Written October 15, 2017
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calmdude
Grand Teton National Park, WY171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I walked in during the middle of the day and began climbing the stairs, a stairwell without outside walls. You can see right into people’s apartments.

Of course, 25 years ago Croats were using this vantage point to shoot and kill Bosnian Muslim civilians, just regular people.

It’s a little scary for someone with a fear of heights like me. But just go and walk up and take in the views from each level.

Yeah the graffiti art is interesting. But try to put yourself in the shoes of the people who lived through the war. Keep climbing and look out at the destroyed buildings around.

It’s a fascinating experience.
Written July 13, 2019
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Abandoned building that has a tragic story to it, building used by snipers to indiscriminately shoot people during the war in the 90’s.

Building has been barricaded of since the war ended, now just left to decay with homeless people and street artist occupying space.
Written August 31, 2023
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Leon P
Jerusalem, Israel67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Very cool and creepy place, full of nice street art. The sad history of the city and the building inspired young local artists. The roof is a great viewpoint of Mostar.
Written May 31, 2019
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Jess B
Canberra, Australia137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is an old abandoned 8 storey bank building near the Spanish square. It is closed off to the public but easy to get in to - the grate covering the exit on the back side is easy to crawl under. It is a little intimidating, my hostel host said that it is used by local kids for drinking etc. I went alone during the light hours and it was completely safe, only 5 other tourists. Head up the stairs to see shrapnel damage and street art and then head to right to the end of the top level, you’ll see a fire exit ladder to the roof. So worth the trip!
Written July 7, 2018
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