Tara and Halebija Towers

Tara and Halebija Towers standing on opposite sides of the Old Bridge

The two towers, standing on opposite sides of the Old Bridge, soar as architectural buttresses of the bridge itself, and seem to be stone guardians controlling the way. On the east bank rises the semi-circular Tara Tower, a deposit for ammunitions in the Ottoman era and, today, seat of the Museum of the Old Bridge.h e Halebija, on the west side, was once the prison on its lower floors, and small barracks on its upper fl oors, also used as a look-out post. Behind the Tara, on the left bank of the Neretva River, is the Herceguša Tower, built in the fi rst half of the 15th century during the reign of Herceg Stjepan Vukčić Kosača.

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