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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo

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Religious Site
An important Ottoman structure in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque represents the first mosque in the world to receive electricity in 1898. Built in 1532 by one of Turkey's prominent architects, the site still serves as one of the favorite meeting spots for local Muslims. Heavily damaged during the war in the 1990s, the mosque has been reconstructed, however with less decoration than before. See its stalactite ornaments below the 13 m (43 ft) wide dome and view the fountain in the yard that's still in use. Observe the differences in the colors of the interior as light streams through 51 windows along the carpet and highlights the Islamic art. Plan your Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sarajevo using our Sarajevo trip itinerary builder.
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  • It is nice to see that such an old and big mosque in Europe is still in use for the muslims. The mosque is still beautiful and great as it was once. It gives you the peace to visit there, sit in the g...  more »
  • Definetly worth seeing, it is impossible to miss it in the Old Town! Pay attention to the fountain in the yard and also they have a clock which shows the lunar time, so, according to the guide, you ca...  more »
  • The count of Anatolia until the Balkans reeks of Ottoman come to mind smelling places. Therefore invested a lot of time in the Ottoman Empire. This mosque is one of them. The mosque in the center of the city, prayer is often full. And usually the Congregation of young people with happy, peaceful air that's going on. Turkey is especially concerned that places I hope to meet the same line again in the future, especially when we needed.
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  • One of the most recognizable landmarks of Sarajevo. Visitors shold not miss the chance to visit the interior of the mosque, regardless of their own beliefs... it is a witness of centuries long history, place of peace and calmness, take a look at the ceiling, a masterpiece!
  • Very nice exterior work and what a lovely fountain in the courtyard
  • Fantastic arhitecture and symbol of the old town
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  • Center of Baščaršija, a great Mosque that is worth seeing.