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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

Saraci 8, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 33 573-151
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Gazi Husrev-beg's mosque was built in first half of sixteenth century by Gazi Husrev-beg, Bosnian Governor (sandzakbeg) and grandson of Sultan Bajezit II. It is one of the most monumental mosques built in the Ottoman period and is the center of religious life of Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The mosque is the part of vaqf (foundation) established by Gazi Husrev beg, which is still the heart of the old town of Sarajevo. During the Siege of Sarajevo in Bosnian war the vaqf complex was fired by more than thousand grenades but, thanks to its solid structure and two meter thick walls, the mosque survived. After the war it was thoroughly repaired using the original ornaments found on the walls.
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Saraci 8, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 33 573-151
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque is a must see, and we highly recommend an English speaking local Muslim to discuss the history and current restoration of this restored Mosque. We highly recommend.

Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The section of the mosque open to visitors is quite small, minimal decoration and very little to see. Like all mosques you are required to remove your shoes and woman to have knees, elbows and hair covered.

Thank Valerie037
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a museum made up of articles and memories of children remembering the war. There are written accounts of things that happened to themselves and/or the friends with them.

Thank LancashireLeon65
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old mosque. We got a bit of history from the Imam in the information booth. You can go in the side door (no shoes, heads covered for women) for a small fee and enjoy the peacefulness of the interior. There's not much to see...More

Thank NoFixedPlans
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We found out a lot about this place on our walking tour and took up the recommendation to look inside for the small entry fee and would recommend that you do too!

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We visited at the same time as a tour group who luckily had an English speaking guide. They let us listen in and we were fascinated by the detail given by the guide. She was a native of Sarajevo, a Muslim who said she had...More

Thank lavender470
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

It's got an interesting history, it's probably one of the biggest (if not the biggest) mosque in the Balkans, but it is not really spectacular in any way.

Thank GinKaiSilver
Reviewed 9 May 2017

good location Very Nice attraction center of Sarajevo in (Bascarsija ) surrounded with shops and restaurant that serve you with traditional food

Reviewed 6 May 2017

This mosque museum is very interesting as you can learn about Husrev who did a lot for his community and also Sarajevo in the museum section . The mosque is good with side entrance .

Thank _jennys3489
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Even having seen quite a few mosques in the Balkans before, this one still managed to impress me. It is very grand, serving as the centrepiece of a large ensemble of religious buildings such as schools, markets, fountains and soup kitchens in Ottoman-era Sarajevo. The...More

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