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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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  • Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque is a must see, and we highly recommend an English speaking local Muslim to discuss the history and current restoration of this restored Mosque. We highly recommend.  more »
  • The section of the mosque open to visitors is quite small, minimal decoration and very little to see. Like all mosques you are required to remove your shoes and woman to have knees, elbows and hair co...  more »
  • This is a museum made up of articles and memories of children remembering the war. There are written accounts of things that happened to themselves and/or the friends with them.  more »
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  • I had a chance to offer my maghrib prayer at this mosque and fell in love with the mesmerizing recitation of the Imam. The mosque has splendid interiors. The main hall has a separate section for ladies within the hall which reminds of the classical era of the Prophet PBUH. People inside are respectful of each other and everybody shakes hands with each not her and the imam after the prayers. Got to meet Muslim brothers from other countries as well. A living memory of the Ottoman caliphate. May Allah preserve this mosque.
  • Nice authentic mosque, much more to see. This is the real place you must see when visiting Sarajevo. Much better then the radical supporting mosque King Fahd.
  • One of the most attractive places for tourists. You don't have to go to Turkey to feel the presence of Ottoman times.
  • Beautiful mosque with a good place to make wudu (clean oneself before prayer) as well as toilets nearby
  • وقفنا عند هذا المكان الرائع والتقطنا الصور في زوايا متعدده ، ولكن كانت عندي استفسارات عن اصحاب قبرين يقعان في غرفتين لها ابواب موصدة داخل اسوار المسجد .. من هما ولماذا توجد قبور اخرى بجانب المسجد ؟؟ تساؤلات يمكن الاجابة عليها بكل بساطة لو سجلت على لوحات ارشادية بلغات متعددة ومنها العربية لتوضح للسائح العربي بعض الاثار الاسلامية في هذه المدينة.

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