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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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Address: Saraci 8, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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+387 33 573-151
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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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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Splendid historic venue

This place should be visited with a local guide that can give you insight into the history of this great historic monument serving as an active Mosque. Story of the founder, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ivica Č
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Split, Croatia
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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place should be visited with a local guide that can give you insight into the history of this great historic monument serving as an active Mosque. Story of the founder, the great patron and benefactor of Sarajevo is an interesting one. Worth visiting inside. Pitty that old carpets were changed for a modern one; lost a bit of authenticity

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Nis, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

A mustsee when in Sarajevo, it is the greatest place of Islamic worship, one of the greatest in the all Balkans.

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Thank Vesna S
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Basically, this is the home-base of the Islamic faith in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Take the tour to see the inside if you have never been inside a mosque. Ask lots of questions! Take some photos.

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Thank TheOneFisher
Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The most important Islamic building in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in 1531 as an endowment of Gazi Husrev-Bey, the governor of Bosnia. Gazi Husrev-Bey was the famous Bosnian sandžakbeg, a great military leader, builder and benefactor. At the site of governors from 1521 until 1541 the built a large number of other endowments around the mosque, and thus gave the... More 

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Thank MikacMikoza
Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The biggest mosque in Sarajevo centre. It was very interesting for me, because i haven't seen a lot of mosques in my life. Unfortunately I did not enter it

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Thank Aljoša O
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Gazi Husrev-beg is historical Mosque from otthmani empire period. Its located in central area and must visit in Sarajevo city.

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Thank Khalaf K
Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The place looks nice, has a nice garden and surrounded with a very nice neighborhood. The only reason I was very disappointed was that you have to pay 3 KM to get in, or you can buy a combi ticket with the museum for 5 KM.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

With its big inviting courtyard, located at the center of Bascarsija, Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque is a place to see for the tourists. With its rich history it sure has lot to offer. Having a guide is a plus, but you can look up what you need in most of tourists books.

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Thank BosnjakSTL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Here you can see East culture customs in one place. Just be dressed properly. Nothing too special but good to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

A mosque built by Gazi Husrev-beg at the center of Bascarsija. It is still in use and welcomes all. Nothing special about the mosque but it is a symbol that Islam has been a prominent religion in Bosnia.

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