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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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Address: Saraci 8, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone Number: +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'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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16th Century Mosque - Impressive building

The mosque is one of the most important ones in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The entrance for the museum and the mosque was 5 BAM (2.5 EUR), which is a fair price for what we have seen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Varna, Bulgaria
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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mosque is one of the most important ones in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The entrance for the museum and the mosque was 5 BAM (2.5 EUR), which is a fair price for what we have seen and learnt. In the museum you will find out a lot about Gazi Husrev, who is a very important figure in the history of... More 

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Cremona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice ottoman mosque, with good design. Difficult to visit as new rules prevent tourist to enter freely.

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Koper, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most beautiful mosque in Sarajevo! You can come inside it is close only when there is a time for prayer. You can visit also the Mosque inside for a small fee! (3KM) Amazing place for believers and for history lovers! A must see located on Bascarsija. Any map has a Mosque visibly noted so you cant miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently, the first mosque in the world to receive electricity (used for electric illumination) in 1898! Definitely one of the most representative Ottoman buildings in Bosnia. It has has a public šadrvan, a fountain for ritual washing, an outdoor praying area, an Islamic bookstore and the tomb of Gazi Husrev-bey. As it is a place of worship, visitors are asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical great masjed that was built centuries ago, where you can find the sole of Islamic history. Muslims can also pray there, so lovely.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For anyone interested in history, religion, culture or architecture, it is a must to visit this beautiful old mosque & it's surrounding 'madrasa' & market.

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Kalmthout, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mosque is situated in the old town of Sarajevo and is open for the public at certain set ours. For a small fee you can go inside the mosque for a visit. Women have to cover shoulders and hair. At the ticket office they provide scarves for free for the visit. In the squarevin front of the mosque you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was different to me, as coming from a different country, this is the first mosque that women pray on the same floor as men. Oldest mosque on Balkans Entrance for tourists - 3 KM.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a typical architecture from Ottoman Empire times. You should go and see. It is on the popular street called Bascarsija. It becomes crowded during praying time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beri beautiful example of ottoman-famous architecture Mimar Sinan Also important for islamic people you should go visit

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