Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)

Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)

Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,145 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We came here with a local guide and really appreciated the opportunity for her to tell us more about the house and its features. It was built in the 1600s and I believe may still be owned by the same family who have made it into a museum (but own other houses nearby). There were not really any signs, so without a guide you'd just have to look around on your own.

We loved learning more about the way of life of some of the inhabitants of the house, as well as the beautiful hand-carved furniture. We also liked the main room, with beautiful carpets and furniture as well as views from the windows out over the Neretva River.

Overall we spent about 20 minutes here and were glad that we had a chance to visit.
Written July 9, 2023
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Daniele B
Udine, Italy10,685 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
This is one of the old Ottoman-style houses (dated around 1635) still existing in Mostar; it’s available for tourists visit against a fee of 2 Euro/person.
Like the street in which it’s located, the house takes the name from the old noble owning Bišćević family; the side opposite to entrance is looking to Neretva River, on which the house is suspended.
The house is surrounded by a double wall, guaranteeing the privacy to the Muslim family; once entered in the internal courtyard, we’ve been welcomed by a very nice and relaxing view: a decorated pebbled floor, a fountain, with falling water giving a peaceful feeling, a sitting step covered by pillows all around the courtyard, to take a restoring seat.
At the bottom of the courtyard, a wooded stair is taking to the house upper floor, where the various rooms are located: a wide waiting room, with carved tables and stools, is introducing to a small bedroom and to the wide, bright and rich living room, which many windows are looking to the river.
Original furniture, colored carpets, nice decoration, giving a clear idea about the high social level of original owners. A jewel not to be missed!
Written July 22, 2015
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Cleanuplady
Wokingham, UK31 contributions
Aug 2019
Fascinating chance to see how Mostar residents lived hundreds of years ago. Only a few rooms, but very atmospheric.
Written August 15, 2019
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Profdefran
Frankfurt, Germany247 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This Ottoman style home has a nice courtyard and several rooms, one of which overlooks the river. There is also a bedroom and a kitchen. Visitors are free to explore most of the house on their own; there are many interesting artifacts but none is labelled. Entrance fee is 4 mark or about €2.

Written July 5, 2019
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,565 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
This place offers some insight into the traditional furnishings and decoration of a traditional Ottoman-era household from Mostar. There are some colourful rugs, a parlour with cushions and a picture of the Taj Mahal and some items from an historic kitchen. None of this was particularly revealing to us, as we have encountered a number of more thorough and comprehensive ethnographic collections elsewhere in the Balkans.

Entrance cost us 2 euros. The attendant seemed surprised that it kept us busy for ten to fifteen minutes. There really isn't much to see.
Written April 29, 2017
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Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia8,931 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Kuča is a family house from old times when Turks were near Vienna, in Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Greece. You are back in life when they had no radio, TV, electricity. Still, you have very nice paved yard with a fountain, upper floor where you need to take of your shoes and feel material: wooden floor, wool of the rugs. A visitor can walk from room to room, with all furniture and small but important objects for life. You have nice view to Neretva River and to the paved yard from a balcony. You will pay small fee and you can get some information material. Worth a visit.
Written October 5, 2016
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JJJourneys
Singapore, Singapore2,311 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
There are quite a number of traditional Turkish-style houses that are open to visitors for a small entrance fee, but Biscevic is the oldest of them. It is quite convenient and easy to get to, all you need is to continue to walk straight along the same road as the Koski Mehmet-Pasha Mosque in the direction away from the Stari Most; the Biscevic House is located off the main road on one of the streets on your left. This Turkish house comprises an outer garden and an inner garden, where you’ll find the two-storeyed wooden home. You’ll have to remove your shoes for the second floor. Unfortunately, there aren’t any educational signs or anything, so join a guided tour that includes a visit here if possible, that way at least you get a greater understanding as to why the things are the way they are in this house.
Written July 30, 2016
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mickfromoz
Silverdale, Australia472 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
A blast from the past that shows off an original Ottoman Empire house. As part of our tour with TravelMarvel we visited this lovely house and the daughter of the owners who spoke fluent English gave us a wonderful tour and a coffee experience. My wife volunteered to dress up in traditional garb as the history, lifestyle and culture was explained to us upstairs (shoes off of course). Downstairs the traditional external kitchen with period kitchen items was open for inspection and then traditional coffee was made for us and a demonstration of making a traditional pastry 'Borek' was given. Unfortunately there wasn't one I made earlier to sample. Some on our tour did try it at their own cost at a local pastry shop - very nice was the verdict!
Written May 12, 2016
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,541 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
This house is one of the best preserved houses of the Turkish times. It was built centuries ago and there are still mostly authentic objects and furniture. The interior is wonderful but also the exterior and the courtyard. Well worth a visit if you are in Mostar.
Written October 3, 2019
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Prodipto B
Kolkata (Calcutta), India646 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
The house was very different from any home known to us. The concept of a tunnel for food services was certainly novel. The wives’ rooms were also quite fascinating
Written September 9, 2019
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