Queen Catherine of Bosnia Sarajevo

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Queen Catherine of Bosnia – Bosnian history

Looking at the statue of Catherine of Bosnia raises questions and parallels and I come to watch her sometimes just to absorb some of the strength and goodness that she was known by.

The statue is located on the roof of the building next to Saint Vincent de Paul Church and can be seen from the top of the surrounding buildings.

There are stories about how she used to teach young girls how to write and read, to sew and knit, and to behave like ladies.

She was influential and strong, very religious and her fight for her children made her a good mother symbol.

Queen Catherine of Bosnia (Bosnian: Katarina Kosača 1424/1425 –1478) was the last Queen of Bosnia as the wife of King Stephen Thomas. She was born into the powerful House of Kosača, staunch supporters of the Bosnian Church. Her marriage in 1446 was arranged to bring peace between the King and her father, Stjepan Vukčić. The queenship of Catherine, who at that point embraced Roman Catholicism, was marked with an energetic construction of churches throughout the country.

Following her husband’s death, forces of the Ottoman Empire put an end to the independent kingdom and she was separated from her children. She escaped to Dubrovnik (Croatia) and eventually settled in Rome, where she died.

She remains one of the most important figures in the tradition and history of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

There are theatre plays about her, and the most popular is the ballet play in Nathional theatre Sarajevo.

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Details about this spot



Maršala Tita 42, Sarajevo

Opening Times

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