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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

Saraci 8, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+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, 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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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“praying area” (4 reviews)
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Saraci 8, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 33 573-151
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This review is slightly biased because over there years I have visited many times and developed a friendship with some of the workers this particular mosque. It is a beautiful place to visit, rich in history, and the staff are incredibly friendly.

Thank bradhil2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque is one of the most important Ottoman structures in Sarajevo and it is a magnificent building, inside and out. As was typical of Ottoman religious foundations, the mosque was the centrepiece of a much larger complex, still seen today in...More

Thank jenedc2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had an exterior look at it. Enough to take a good shot of it. As I already visited a few mosque, I didn't want to spend time in it.

Thank thegreenwizard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited to pray at the mosque and found the atmosphere was very calm and tranquil. Everyone is very friendly and the courtyard is also very lively and a good place to just sit and observe

Thank ilovepineapple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful mosque. Very relaxing and beautiful architecture. When you are in Sarajevo give it a try and visit this beautiful place.

Thank AJ S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mosque is only open for tourists at restricted hours as it is used for prayers at the prescribed times. When entering, tourists are restricted to a very small corner of the mosque. The mosque had a beautifully decorated inside of its dome but is...More

1  Thank NorbertW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the mosque first as turists and were completely fascinated by it's beautiful architecture and history. We then revisited the mosque on prayer time which was a very beautiful moment at an utmost beautiful place.

Thank rukiye_ozturk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's in the center of the old town so you will obviosly see this place. But since they want money to see inside, I don't really recommend it. Tourists are not allowed at praying time but if you are muslim you can get in and...More

Thank Renan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We covered our heads and entered a holy space. Our breath was taken away by the blue ceilings and quotes written in gold. We saw prayer beads laid careful aside for later and enjoyed the hushed tones and whispers that automatically came over the small...More

Thank stefanieadams09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the reasons I love visiting Bosnia-Hertzegovina is its beautiful mosques. And Gazi Husrev-beg is one of them. The building is beautiful from the inside as well as from the outside.

Thank Petsku83
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