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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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  • Not entered to the Mosque but its exterior is very nice. The place for ablution is very nice. You should visit.
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  • It was a small place in Sarajevo, especially before the Ottoman Gazi Husrev-Bey had a very large effort in the development of this place. This mosque is indeed spectacular, with the name of the Satraybosnanın Center is also very beautiful.
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  • On the main street, this majestic building with fountain and courtyard. From outside you can see the men praying about the noon hours. It is the most important Muslim building in the city and can be seen from anywhere. Not to be missed
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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!
  • Very nice exterior work and what a lovely fountain in the courtyard
  • Fantastic arhitecture and symbol of the old town
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  • Center of Baščaršija, a great Mosque that is worth seeing.