Vidovdan Heroes Chapel

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Vidovdan Heroes Chapel is a Serbian Orthodox chapel and mausoleum located on the Holy Archangels Georgije and Gavrilo Orthodox Cemetery located in Sarajevo.

The crypt of the chapel contains the bodily remains of Gavrilo Princip and other members of Young Bosnia who took part in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914.

The twelve people interred in the crypt of the chapel are Gavrilo Princip, Bogdan Žerajić, Vladimir Gaćinović, Nedeljko Čabrinović, Danilo Ilić, Veljko Čubrilović, Neđo Kerović, Mitar Kerović, Mihajlo Miško Jovanović, Jakov Milović, Trifko Grabež and Marko Perin.

References:

Comments

Your name



More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

YAFEA ALYAFEI (8 months ago)
The only orthodox church in Sarajevo. Beautiful building and located in a nearby mini park
Teodor K. (2 years ago)
Definitely worth the visit.
Rodrigo Curi (2 years ago)
Beautiful church outside and inside, not allowed to enter wearing shorts
Lorena (2 years ago)
Beautiful church in the heart of the city with really welcoming chess players right outside it ♟️
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

The Church of the Holy Cross

The church of the former Franciscan monastery was built probably between 1515 and 1520. It is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Rauma. The church stands by the small stream of Raumanjoki (Rauma river).

The exact age of the Church of the Holy Cross is unknown, but it was built to serve as the monastery church of the Rauma Franciscan Friary. The monastery had been established in the early 15th century and a wooden church was built on this location around the year 1420.

The Church of the Holy Cross served the monastery until 1538, when it was abandoned for a hundred years as the Franciscan friary was disbanded in the Swedish Reformation. The church was re-established as a Lutheran church in 1640, when the nearby Church of the Holy Trinity was destroyed by fire.

The choir of the two-aisle grey granite church features medieval murals and frescoes. The white steeple of the church was built in 1816 and has served as a landmark for seafarers.