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“Death of Yugoslavia tour I-House travel”
Review of Partisan Cemetery

Partisan Cemetery
Ranked #14 of 56 things to do in Mostar
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Owner description: "The death of Yugoslavia" organized by i-House Travel, is an unique excursion to discover, understand and consider the reasons of the last European war. We will visit together three amazing sites ending the tour with the Partisan cemetery. By many is described as the best excursion they have ever done.
Noosa, Australia
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“Death of Yugoslavia tour I-House travel”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We did the death of Yugoslavia tour with Miran and found it extremely interesting and informative. We visited the underground ex Yugoslavia airbase that is now just an unused tunnel in the mountain by the airport. It is huge and amazing to think it was once full of fighter planes. We then visited places in town that still have huge damage from the 1991-95 war and he explained about the war. And finally we visited the Patrtisan cemetery. Miran showed us pictures of how it once looked. It is sad to see it iso overgrown and not looked after. There are graves there for 500 people from all ethnic backgrounds and should be respected even if they are no longer one country. Would be good to see authorities clean up,this site for,historical value. Highly recommend this tour to try to understand life in Mostar in previous times and today.

Visited June 2014
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“Very sad and dilapidated”
Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

I notice lots of the good scores for this site have come from visiting as part of a tour. I wonder if the high rankings are for the tour itself, rather than the Partisan Cemetery?
We did not go with a tour, so I cannot comment on that. But we found the site ourselves after a decent walk from old town.
The site itself is abandoned, overgrown and filthy. Rubbish, broken glass and obvious damage to what looks to have been a respectful and impressive memorial cemetery once upon a time.
Now it is a sad reminder of what governments will fail to put money into up keeping if they don't think it's worth the tourist dollar (ie the fantastic Stari Most). A shame for something that is a memorial.
Don't waste your time visiting.

Visited June 2014
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Hong Kong
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“Death Of Yugoslavia Tour”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

I joined the "Death of Yugoslavia Tour" with iHouse travel with a visit to the Partisan Cementery, ruins of war and a secret ex-Yugo base. The Partisan Cementery is definitely worth visiting with it's special architecture and stories behind. Our tour guide Miran also showed us photos on how it used to look like before it is abandoned.

With the limited "official" tourist information and the reasonable price of the local tours, I would strongly recommend that you join local tours to know more about the stories behind and avoid the hassle in transportation. Apart from the introduction of the sites, Miran also gave us a simplified version of History of the region throughout the 2 to 2.5 hour trip which is very informative. The secret ex-Yugo base is also something that is defintely worth visiting and only possible with a tour guide.

The tour that I join is really impressive and I would surely recommend to others. I heard that Mostar is packed with visitors in July and August. So be sure to book the tours ahead as it seem that the guided tour tend to be running in small groups.

Visited June 2014
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Staffordshire
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“Death Of Yugoslavia/Mostar City Tour”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Combined tours. Both brilliant, very informative. Found out lots of info that wouldn't have known if we hadn't been on the tours. Our Italian/Bosnian guide was very passionate about his country's history, and took time out to explain in detail our questions which helped enormously with our enjoyment of the afternoon. The last thing we saw was the Cemetery which was a very emotional and moving moment, something you must see, but you wont find it on your own, you need to book the Death Of Yugoslavia Tour. What more can we say, other than go and do it.

Visited May 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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“Very informative and impressive”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Have better understanding on the history of Yugoslavia from another angle and the war afterwards. The places visited are meaningful to illustrate the different stages.

Visited May 2014
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