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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo

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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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  • In Sarajevo, the Eid prayer, and who is still living in this beautiful mosque Turkish traces A classic of Mimar Sinan in Sarajevo is a must-see place icy water should be drunk from the water flowing around the mosque, Çeşmesinden little Turkey as go necessarily
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  • We this mosque to find in the old town of Sarajevo. It is the place of worship for excellence for Muslims. It was built in 1531 and is considered as one of the most beautiful examples of Ottoman architecture although having suffered numerous restorations. Important tourist point.
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  • One of the Ottoman-era monuments and head if you ask anybody at the mall's main entrance doors of mosques here that indicates the General hours prayer is going off in.. This mosque is a side entrance after 2 times tourist information from the Hare.
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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.