Latin Bridge, Sarajevo

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  • This was the assassination site of Franz Ferdinand that was the trigger for the First World War. There is a simple plaque but there should be more. The bridge itself has been poorly restored with conc...  more »
  • Small bridge crossing the river that was build around 1541 but in general nothing much about it except that is old  more »
  • Called the Latin Bridge because it historically went to the Catholic, or "Latin," part of town, this is a classic, graceful 16th-century Ottoman bridge. It is lovely in its own right and historic beca...  more »
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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.
  • 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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  • Soooooo historic i love it
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