Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
4.5
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,066 contributions
I think it's one of the biggest historical buildings in Sarajevo and you can't miss it if you visit the old town. You can also go inside for a fee of 3 KM (approx. €1.5). There is a small courtyard with a sadrvan (covered public water fountain) in front of the mosque.
Written August 15, 2022
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rhamiora
Helmond, The Netherlands103 contributions
The Mosque is centralized in the old centrum of Sarajevo. Even now this Mosque is doing things for the poor as in giving Bread to the needy. It is recommanded to have a guide with you tom tell you about the history. Lovely to hear that the different religions in this city respect each other.
Written February 14, 2020
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Petar S
Belgrade, Serbia41 contributions
Solo
Built by Gazi Husrev-beg, a Ottoman/ Bosnian nobleman in 16th century, this mosque is one of the most important historical landmarks of Sarajevo. Regardless of the your faith, this is definitely must see when visiting Sarajevo, that is if you really want to fell the spirit of this very unique city.
Written September 13, 2012
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Dave48838
Greenville, MI556 contributions
If you have not been to a mosque, this building is accessible, historical, centrally located, and usually open except during prayers. If the schedule is tight, you could skip it. It does not compare with the Blue Mosque, Green Mosque or other well-known structures in Turkey and the Middle East. it is somewhat small, has little tile work and average painted designs on the walls that appear to be a little faded. The central dome is beautiful but I wouldn't visit again.
Written May 27, 2022
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Carolinecariboo
Liverpool15 contributions
Solo
Lovely building, very calm. I really like staying near mosques as I find the call to prayer very spiritual and calming.
Written September 12, 2014
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Ivan S
Budapest, Hungary10 contributions
Couples
Really calm and polite stuff that will practicy guide you even if you come alone for a price of 1€. Show a respect to their religion, and read rules that you have to follow when you're visiting religious object. Men-you can keep your shoes on, there's a path for visitors, woman,just cover your hair with scarf or shawl.
Written March 5, 2013
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fira31
Nottingham, UK51 contributions
Family
A trip to Sarajevo will be incomplete without a visit to this beautiful old mosque where you can be your own without the sound of the busy streets outside, for most westerners this is also a oppurtunity to know about the religion which is often misunderstood and learn about the faith of people of this very friendly country.
Written November 1, 2012
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MitziMarmot
Casper, WY1,630 contributions
It is always fascinating to to learn about different religions and visit their places of worship. This mosque is located in the middle of the Bascarsija. It has an interesting history.
Written February 23, 2020
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Susan B
Wiesbaden, Germany226 contributions
We did the double ticket - mosque and the school (now museum). The film in the museum really helped explain why Gazi Husrev-beg as such a big deal for Sarajevo. The mosque was absolutely gorgeous!
Written October 28, 2019
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Ian A
Ipoh, Malaysia227 contributions
This 16th Century Ottoman Mosque is in the very heart of Sarajevo Old Town, the old trading post, close to the famous fountain and square. It has a large courtyard which is easily accessible at all times, but we failed to get inside as the twice we tried prayers were underway.

If you have not been in a mosque I am sure this would be a good introduction.
Written September 2, 2019
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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo

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