Romeo and Juliet Bridge, Sarajevo

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At , look for the padlocks affixed by recent lovers to commemorate the death of a young couple that was killed on the spot during the siege of Sarajevo. Bosnian Serb Bosko Brkic and Bosniak Admira Ismic were shot by snipers while trying to cross the bridge together to escape the sieged town. The two are now buried side by side in Lion Cemetery. A stone memorial plaque in the middle of the bridge bears the names of Suada and Olga, the first people killed in Sarajevo in the beginning of war. To visit Romeo and Juliet Bridge and other attractions in Sarajevo, use our Sarajevo trip maker .
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  • I still remember the day of April 1992 when I watched the first deaths in the war that was just beginning take place at this bridge, and I remembered these scenes vividly when I visited it. Before 199...  more »
  • The bridge is nothing special to look at but it is the site of the first deaths of the siege. It's true name is the Suada and Olga bridge but due to the fact that it was a Bosnian and Bosnian Serb cou...  more »
  • This bridge, as many others in Sarajevo have witnessed many casualties during the siege of Sarajevo, but due to the fact this exact bridge is designated by the stories of war, it became a tourist attr...  more »

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