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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo

(4.7/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This place should be visited with a local guide that can give you insight into the history of this great historic monument serving as an active Mosque. Story of the founder, the great patron and benef...  more »
  • A mustsee when in Sarajevo, it is the greatest place of Islamic worship, one of the greatest in the all Balkans.  more »
  • We walked in to the area and admired outside. At the time, it was the prayer on time and tourists were not allowed to enter but there were times when everyone was welcome.
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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.