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“An interesting landmark.”

Romeo and Juliet Bridge
Ranked #54 of 117 things to do in Sarajevo
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Tennessee
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“An interesting landmark.”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is not worth going out of your way to visit but is does have an interesting past associated with the war years.

Visited August 2012
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Rumson, New Jersey
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“A true symbol of the war”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

We stopped by this bridge and snapped a photo. Unfortunately, we did not find any monument or memorial. The city has done a poor job of memorializing critical places for tourists. Aside from the short list of museums, you'll need a private guide to show you the critical sites from the Seige (sniper alley, Romeo & Juliet bridge, Tunnel of life, etc.). However for those in the know, this is one site worth snapping a quick photo. With all the USAID and NGO money that flowed into Sarajevo in the past 15 years, you'd think that they would have helped memorialize the tragic war and in doing so, promote tourism and redefine the nation's image, from heartless to heroic. In this capacity, much work has yet to be done.

Visited February 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice for photo ops”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

The bridge itself isn't that impressive, but the surroundings are nice and make for good photos.

Visited September 2011
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bristol
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101 reviews
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“the sorrow and the pity”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

very sad, a non descript bridge but it is the story of Sarajevo in the civil war compressed into 2 young lives.One Muslim and one Catholic killed by snipers,and a microcosm of the nastiness of the whole siege.May they both rest in peace.

Visited March 2011
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Odense, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“a wonderful History of love but also a tragedy”
Reviewed August 28, 2010

The story:
Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo was an international documentary about the deaths of Admira Ismić (born 1968) and Boško Brkić (born 1968). The couple were natives of the former Yugoslavia, living in the city of Sarajevo. Like many other couples and families in Bosnia, they were of different religious backgrounds; she was a Bosniak, and he a Bosnian Serb.[1] They were killed on May 19, 1993, while fleeing the besieged city on Vrbanja bridge.
They became a symbol for the suffering of the people on all sides of the conflict!!!

Even though it symbolizes a tragedy of love a walk on the bridge is so romantic and perfect for a walk with your boyfriend. This is something special that you must experience!

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