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Museum of Sarajevo Assassination and Latin Bridge
Museum of Sarajevo Assassination and Latin Bridge
At the junction of the Apel key and Franjo Josip streets (today Obala Kulina bana and Zelenih beretki streets), Gavrilo Princip, a high school student and a member of Mlada Bosna, a secret organization established by the Black Hand movement...
Location: Old Town
...completed the organization’s gloomy plan on June 28th, 1914. Gavrilo assassinated the Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy considered Serbia to be involved and sent their ultimatum on July 23, 1914. The First World War commenced soon after.

The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy set a monument dedicated to Franz Ferdinand and Sophie Hohenberg, just across the assassination spot, on Latin Bridge. The monument was removed when the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians was established. A year after removing the monument, a new museum "Museum of Sarajevo Assassination” was opened. The museum portrays the Austro-Hungarian rule, the new administration system, new way of living, crafts, economy, architecture, development of science and arts.

The bridge was built by Ali Ayni-Bey in 1565. The name, Latin Bridge, derives from the Latinluk Quarter. Latinluk was a colony of merchants from Dubrovnik, the Mediterranean and Catholics, who were present in Sarajevo for centuries. The Latin Bridge was built on the site of a former wooden bridge. It was the third stone bridge in Sarajevo with 5 arches (one was walled-in during the regulation of Miljacka River bed).

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