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Address: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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some locks on the handrail

The by now trite locks on the handrail. Otherwise just a bridge over a dirty brown river. WAlk over it, but nothing to see

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The by now trite locks on the handrail. Otherwise just a bridge over a dirty brown river. WAlk over it, but nothing to see

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michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

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 people who could not flee the evils of war/siege is poignant.

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1 Thank pyegirl
USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

A great view from the bridge - not to be missed on a visit to Sarajevo's center. A walking tour staple.

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Benson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The poet was inspired by observing Juliet from a distance, they never met, she was aristocrat and he was a poor poet, the bridge is lovely and they offer boat rides down the river.

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Tortona, Italy
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

This bridge is crucial here in Sarajevo, not so much for its architectural beauty but because of its historical importance. I saw a documentary narrated that during the war in Sarajevo killing a pair of young lovers, who died embraced here because of Serbian troops besieging the city, this is the origin of the name "Romeo and Juliet Bridge". One... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 26 February 2015

This bridge has a lot of history in the 1990s, but it's all sad. The bridge was the site of six deaths and only the first two are memorialized; however, the second two are the most famous. And the last two? Never mentioned. Walk to the middle of the bridge and stop. Turn around and look around you. Look up... More 

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2 Thank Saranger
Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

One of Sarajevo's bridges, known after sad events that took place there. First 2 victims of Bosnian war died on this bridge. After that, Bosko and Admira - two young lovers were killed near this bridge... They were called Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo. Lots of sad memories and war stories are related to this place.

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3 Thank lelujam
Bayeux, France
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

Three events happened here, but sadly, only one is remembered: 1- the death of Suada Dilberović and Olga Sučić, first victims of the siege and conflict. A memorial is on the bridge. 2- the death, nearby, of Admira Ismic and Bosko Brkic, the Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo. 3- the death of two french UN soldiers, killed while they were... More 

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Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

On this bridge "Vrbanja bridge" are killed Boško Brkić and Admira Ismić in time of siege of Sarajevo. They have been killed by Serbian snipers. At the moment when they were running over the street, they were actually planning to get out of Bosnia and live normal and peaceful life in any other country. Boško was a Serbian and Admira... More 

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5 Thank Adina Z
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

As with the other reviews, this is just a bridge. There is no memorial to Bosko and Admira. There is nothing to notes that this is where the iconic couple lost their lives. Here is the thing though. For those who have just a slice of humanity, go and have a look. Then you are remembering just one of the... More 

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