Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sarajevo City Hall Open Again

The city hall in Sarajevo first opened in 1896. It was closed in 1992 and reopened on May 9, 2014.

The reopening was timed for the centenary of World War I. It was the building Archduke Ferdinand and his wife left soon before they were assassinated in 1914. In 1949 it was converted into a library. During the Bosnian War it was shelled and burned and almost two million books, including rare manuscripts, were lost.

The building now hold the national and university libraries, a museum and the city council.

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