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. A visit to Romeo and Juliet Bridge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sarajevo itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The bridge is named for the "Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo," who died during the 1990's war. Several other people died as well on/near the bridge during the war.  more »
  • The by now trite locks on the handrail. Otherwise just a bridge over a dirty brown river. WAlk over it, but nothing to see  more »
  • The story is what is important here, perhaps not so important to see the actual bridge. Depends on how you feel about these things. The bridge itself is not beautiful, but the story of two young peopl...  more »