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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  • August 17, 2017
    Ervin, my guide, led us across the city and explained to us the great significance that has the mosque for the city of Sarajevo. I recommend a guided tour in the city to appreciate the value of everything that surrounds us in Sarajevo, Toorico Tours can help you with that in Spanish or English.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This review is slightly biased because over there years I have visited many times and developed a friendship with some of the workers this particular mosque. It is a beautiful place to visit, rich in ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque is one of the most important Ottoman structures in Sarajevo and it is a magnificent building, inside and out. As was typical of Ottoman religious foundations, the mosque was...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    One of the most attractive places for tourists. You don't have to go to Turkey to feel the presence of Ottoman times.
  • July 5, 2017
    Beautiful mosque with a good place to make wudu (clean oneself before prayer) as well as toilets nearby
  • July 6, 2017
    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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