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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is the Central and most remarkable in the old city mosque. It's always crowded, but this does not mean that it is not worth a visit and it is to each his own-the faithful prayer and tourist inspection. the mosque by modern standards a small but comfortable and feel the goodness in it. And yet, on the corner at the entrance to the mosque, there are two in the wall tap with water in order to wash before prayer and drink water, so any local will tell you that after drinking this water up and you are sure to return again in Sarajevo. Could be worth checking out? I've already washed))))
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  • Will advise all traveller to visit and lear a bit about the culture and their religious believes, this place is located in the heart of the old town of Sarajevo and is one of the big tourist attractio...  read more »
  • Is as if were in any country Arab, with its mosques, its souk, its small Bazaar covered... Is very interesting after visiting the city more modern, comes to be a trip in the time. There are many places to eat and terraces to sit and pass the time.
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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!
  • Fantastic arhitecture and symbol of the old town
  • Center of Baščaršija, a great Mosque that is worth seeing.
  • Very nice old mosque
  • Center of the town. Fantastic architecture.
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