Maršal Tito Statua Sarajevo

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Maršal Tito Statua – The oxymoron of ages

There is no shortage of places around Sarajevo or the entire world that worship Tito. There are streets named after him from Zambia to Brazil. Checking out this Tito Statue inside the university campus is definitely worth it.

There are 40 similar statues throughout Yugoslavia. This one was built in front of a former military barracks and portrays Tito in a melancholic, worried state. His worries came true. On the building behind Tito’s statue, I can see bullet holes from the Bosnian War. I consider this place a bit of an oxymoron. Tito – a symbol of strength and unity of the Yugoslavian people, surrounded by bullets that shattered his country.

Every year on the 4th of May, people gather in front of Tito’s statue to honor the anniversary of his death. They place flowers in front of his statue and pray for his soul.

The park around Tito’s statue is pretty nice. It is inside the university campus, so I love walking around and watching students live their life and reminisce about my own days as a student.

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Details about this spot

Categories

Address

Zmaja od Bosne, Sarajevo

Opening Times

24 hours daily

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)