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. Put Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sarajevo trip builder site .
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  • A must visit this mosque. The architecture of the buildings is remarkable, the Museum is very interesting to visit in addition to the visit to the mosque.
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  • The Interior of the mosque is locked outside prayer times time. This is a sort of rule of mosques in Bosnia. Immediately after the prayer. But where do wudoo ' and old uncle who work with there happily. Care is fine. Except for prayers, can clean, wide outside in the open air prayer kilina.
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  • Very nice, tranquil mosque in Sarajevo... We entered in, looked around and admired the tranquility...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque, or Bey’s Mosque, as it is known locally, was built in the center of Baščaršija in 1530. Bey’s Mosque was designed by Adžem Esir Ali, a Persian from Tabriz, who was the chief architect in the Ottoman Empire at that time. The mosque was built as part of a vakuf (endowment) established by the Ottoman Governor, Gazi Husrev Bey, who governed Bosnia, more or less continuously, from 1521 until his death in 1541. Today, this mosque is rightly seen as the most important architectural monument from the time of Ottoman rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are many Bosnian leaders buried in the mosque’s courtyard, including Reis-ul-Ulema, Mehmed Džemaludin Čaušević; the politician, Dr. Mehmed Spaho; the reformer, Ali Bey Firdus; the poet, Safvet Bey Bašagić....
  • An Ottoman mosque built in 1532. Beautiful and lavishly decorated. However only a small portion of it is opened to the public. The ablution area is a little too far from the mosque. There is no pavement or covered lane to the mosque.

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