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Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Address: Mula Mustafe Baseskije 40, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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+387 33 215-532

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A must for visiting in order to better discover Sarajevo

This is a small museum on the Jewish influence in B-H, it is not large, but it does give you the wider picture on Sarajevo society. Welcomed in by the doorman, it might be good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gordon P
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum on the Jewish influence in B-H, it is not large, but it does give you the wider picture on Sarajevo society. Welcomed in by the doorman, it might be good to consider getting a guide or something similar, and good to check at what time the place is opening and closing.

Thank Gordon P
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Jewish Museum is worth a quick stop if you've seen all the other sights in Sarajevo. It helps construct the story of Jewish history and life in the Balkans as well as their history in Sarajevo. Just don't go in expecting a vast display of anything historical or something to spend hours pouring over, unless you are a student... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is an old sinagog and beatiful museum. On its 3 floors you never get bored. The depiction is nice the building is attractive. I really enjoyed to visit it.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This old synagogue is one of only a few within Sarajevo, standing in testament to a Jewish community that no longer exists beyond about 750 Jews. It's well preserved, and has four levels of artifacts and history, telling the stories of the Sephardic Jews' arrival in Sarajevo, their contribution to the community, up to the decimation of their community during... More 

Thank ShimiJ
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum is small but packed with interesting history, both of the people of the area and life in Sarajevo in the past. Although a Jewish museum, it gives a feel for the general culture of Sarajevo. The photos of the Nazi-era existence and book of names of deceased from the Nazi-era give a chilling glimpse into the suffering undergone... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A quiet museum located in an old synagogue, tucked away in a quiet courtyard off of the main street. The exhibits include some historical information on Jews in the area, along with a bit on WWII. You don't need a lot of time, but it is interesting to see how Jews once lived and currently live in the Balkans.

Thank mosthecat
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It´s a very nice, cozy synagogue all made in stone whrere you can have an idea about the jewish community. The objects of exibition are well preserved and everything is in a context, then you´ll have an idea of the habits, professions of this jewish coommunity.´The the informations are in English. The synagogue close +/- 5p.m and doesn´t open on... More 

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Durham, NH
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

More of a museum then a temple . Interesting exhibits . Picture of the Sarajevo Hagadah but not open to the public. Very few Jews left here after the war. They have only 1 Rabbi who comes in only for high holiday services.

Thank Adams
Salmiyah, Kuwait
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I visited this location to have an idea about the Jewish presence in the Bosnia. Interesting place to visit and it only cost couple of BAM.

Thank H M
Yavne, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Jewish Museum, located in the centuries old Sephardic synagogue of Sarajevo, is really worth a visit. The building itself is a rare example of architecture. The displays , distributed on three floors, are, quite obviously, concentrating on jewish history mainl before and during WWII.

Thank Arie F

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