Latin Bridge

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  • Address: Stari Grad Sarajevo, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: View Point, Bridge, Historical Site, Family And Kids

About Latin Bridge, Sarajevo

This is a completely unremarkable bridge that spans over the Miljacka (though it’s one of the oldest in the city), except for one startling detail: if you stood at the northern end of the bridge and could look back in time to June 29 1914, then you’d see the event that led to the break out of WWI happen under your very nose! Yep, this is where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. The bridge was briefly named after the assassin Gavrilo Princip.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Latin Bridge

  • 95% of people who visit Sarajevo include Latin Bridge in their plan

  • 32.52% of people start their Latin Bridge visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Latin Bridge

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

72.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Latin Bridge

People normally club together Hotel Europe and Jewish Museum Of Bosnia And Herzegovina while planning their visit to Latin Bridge.

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  • Iconic landmark or Sarajevo. No impressive by its size or by its architecture but by its significance in history. It's the place where WWI started.

  • Welll known as historical attraction but it’s inevitable to be depressed in spirits. Latin Bridge (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Latinska ćuprija / Латинска ћуприја, named Principov most / Принципов мост - "Princip Bridge" in Yugoslavian era) is an Ottoman bridge over the river Miljacka in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The northern end of the bridge was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Gavrilo Princip in 1914, which became casus belli of World War I.

  • Very nice and historic place in the old part of the Sarajevo

  • A ledger from 1541 makes the first mention of a bridge located on the spot where the Latin Bridge is found today, stating that it was built by one sarač (leather worker) named Husein, the son of Širmed. One can conclude from a later document that this initial wooden bridge was soon destroyed and a stone bridge was built in its place by Ali Ajni Bey, a prominent Sarajevan. This stone bridge was later washed away by a great flood in 1791, but in 1798 a wealthy trader from Sarajevo, Abdulah Briga, donated funds for the construction of the Latin Bridge that can be seen today. The bridge took its name from the neighborhood on the left bank of the Miljacka, where Sarajevo’s Catholics resided. From 1918 to 1993 the structure bore the name, Principov Most (bridge), after Gavrilo Princip, who was only a few meters from this bridge when he assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sofie. This incident, known as the Sarajevo Assassination, led to the beginning of the First World War.

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