Goat's Bridge, Sarajevo

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The Goat's Bridge is a large stone bridge that crosses the Miljacka river to the east of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.HistoryIt was built by the Ottomans in the 16th century. It is the only fully preserved bridge from the Ottoman period which still spans the Miljacka River. The bridge, which is made primarily of white hreša (marble), is a harmonious structure with one main arch and two round openings which help support the weight. This stone material is also used to build Bijela Tabija fortress and Visegrad Gate of the nearby Vratnik fortified town.The oldest written record of this bridge was made by Mula Mustafa Bašeškija, who noted in 1771 that a stone wall was built from Kozija Čuprija all the way to Alifakovac.DarivaBetween Bentbaša and Kozija Ćuprija, there is a place called Dariva. The main attraction is its walkway that stretches for 8 km along what was once the rugged Miljacka Canyon.
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  • It's a short hike to get there from the city center. The path is flat, paved, and pedestrian only. It's right next to the river, too. You can see some great scenery on your way. Once you're there, the...  more »
  • The Goat's Bridge or Kozija ćuprija is a charming, classic old Ottoman bridge at the eastern end of the city. It is set in lovely green woodland and is a nice walk or bike ride form the heart the city...  more »
  • I walked this in the winter after a decent snow. Probably not the best time to do it. But it's certainly worth the walk!  more »
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  • Kozija Ćuprija (Goat Bridge) is the only fully preserved bridge from the Ottoman period which still spans the Miljacka River. It was built in the 16th century on Carska Džada, the road that led from Sarajevo all the way to the seat of the empire – Istanbul. The spot along the Miljacka where the bridge was erected is not very wide and it’s set firmly into the rock, making it easy to see why this particular site was chosen as the best location in the entire area. The bridge, which is made primarily of white hreša (marble), is a harmonious structure with one main arch and two round openings which help support the weight. While it isn’t known how the bridge got its name, it seems that the nearby settlement, Jarčedoli, presumably takes its name from the residents who used to herd goats here. The oldest written record of this bridge was made by Mula Mustafa Bašeškija, who noted in 1771 that a stone wall was built from Kozija Čuprija all the way to Alifakovac. Back in the old days, the bridge was a site for those who would welcome the Ottoman viziers or see off departing pilgrims.
  • If like long walks/hikes this locality should be on your list.
  • Great historical place!
  • Very nice, silent place
  • Worth a walk, it is a first brigde on Miljacka river and there are several legends about it
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