The Roman Bridge (Rimski Most) in Ilidza spans the Bosna River and was built by Ottoman architects in the first half of the 16th century using the stones from the remains of the Roman settlement Aquae Sulphurae. It is one of the most beautiful preserved bridges in the BiH capital of Sarajevo and its surroundings.
It is one of four old stone bridges in the area of Sarajevo that have been preserved to date. He carried the name of the Roman bridge, but it was not built by the Romans. It was built by the Ottomans at the beginning of the 16th century. The Turks still called him the Ćuprija at the source of the Bosna River. He knows very little about him now and is under the protection of the BiH national commission.
This is one of the four preserved bridges,
It is known that in this area, after the conquest of Illyricum, in the first century of our era, the Romans formed a colony.
“With the arrival of the Ottomans in these areas, they revive the thermal baths and the hamam and use the spa in today’s Ilidza area,
According to him, it is called Roman by the fact that the builders or mimers of this bridge used the remnants of late antique monuments from this area.
“The Roman Bridge was built, assuming we do not know the exact date, the writer Katrin Zenoga cites in 1530. It is highly probable that it was made in those years, not to rank it after 1550. It is mentioned again that the Ottoman rulers, the great vizier of Rustem-pasha Opukovic, originated from these areas, is being rebuilt. It is stated that he or Gazi Ali Pasha was renamed him in the 16th century,
“It was made of late antique monuments and chalky stone. The length of the bridge is about 40 meters and the width is 4.5 meters. It consists of seven arches of which the center is the largest. He is a true representative of Ottoman architecture. It was built in the 16th century and was most likely to have suffered some damage, so there was a need to repair and reconstruct a bit. Later, it is assumed that less corrections were made, protective works,
“By many historians, the Roman empire continues and continues with the Ottomans, because at that time the rule of taking over the title was maintained and the empire’s management continued. They did not have the problem of calling something Roman, and he himself called the Roman Bridge for the late-century stone monuments that were embellished in it,
The Roman bridge has been known since the Roman period as an excursion site.
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