Latin Bridge, Sarajevo

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Address: Stari Grad Sarajevo, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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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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  • 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.

  • All people love this bridge.

  • Soooooo historic i love it

  • This was one of the places we had marked to visit even before arriving in Sarajevo. A one of a kind bridge with simple yet splendid structure and historical significance. The area around this bridge is worth exploring. Hardly a few minutes walk away from the lively Barscarcjia and Farhdija street.

  • Interesting historical site, nice part of the old town, enjoyable.

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