Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo

4.6
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. Put Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sarajevo trip builder site .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
580 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Worth a visit. When in Sarajevo, you should visit one of the many mosques, and this is a good choice. Remember to dress properly. If you don't have a scarf to cover your head before you enter, you can...  more »
  • Having ruled the Ottoman Turkey, Turkey people many lives. It is the symbol. It is beautiful inside. I felt than the look inside is beautiful. The toilet was built in the 16th century, where as an aside is left aside. Now you can use. Never clean is not so it.
    View original
  • This is a functional mosque, so be respectful. it is a nice piece of architecture and one of the visits when in Old town  more »
Google
  • 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 beautiful to pass by in the evening and witness the harmonious ambience of prayers, naturally integrated in the landscape of a busy street of shops, coffee houses etc.
  • One of the most beautiful mosques in Europe and a perfect example of the Ottoman style of architecture. The entire complex irradiates peace and serenity, you don't have to be a religious person to feel the atmosphere. We were lucky enough to enjoy a private explanation by courtesy of a wonderful local guide. I recommend to plan your visit to hear the call of the muezzin from the minaret, it's very special.
  • Grand, newly renovated, and very much visited. It closed for tourists at praying times.
  • Quite good and historical place. But I didn't understand why they are asking money to enter it's still worship place not museum
Places to stay near Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

Plan your trip to Sarajevo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Sarajevo

View all >
4.6
Duration: 8​h
5
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 3​h

Museums in Sarajevo

4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Sarajevo

4.7
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 4​h

Hidden gems in Sarajevo

4.3
Duration: 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h

Kids friendly things to do in Sarajevo

4.8
Duration: 8​h
4
Duration: 4​h
3.5
Duration: 4​h
2.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Sarajevo

5
Duration: 3​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Plans to Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque by other users

13 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina & Croatia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in The Balkans & New York City BY A USER FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina & Sofia BY A USER FROM BULGARIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 38 days in Sarajevo BY A USER FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA January, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Bucharest & The Balkans BY A USER FROM TURKEY May, culture, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Bosnia and Herzegovina BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans