Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa, Sarajevo

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JU Gazi Husrev-begova medresa, Sarajevo (Javna ustanova Gazi Husrev-begova medresa u Sarajevu; transl. Public Institution Gazi Husrev-beg Madrasa in Sarajevo) is a high school and college, a madrasa in Arabic, founded on 8 January 1537 CE (26. rajab 943 AH) and built in Sarajevo as Gazi Husrev-beg's second endowment. It was built in the style of the Istanbul madrasas, and was called Kuršumlija because it was covered with a lead roof (lead in Turkish: kurşun).
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  • Today it is a museum. You can see the size of the rooms for the students. Each of the rooms is equipped with a fire place as the wall are very thick and therefore it is comparatively cold. 
    Today it is a museum. You can see the size of the rooms for the students. Each of the rooms is equipped with a fire place as the wall are very thick and therefore it is comparatively cold.  more »
  • Situated in the old town the Madrassa has the historic building and a modern one in the compound. We wandered around the compound taking in the architectural elements of the historic building... 
    Situated in the old town the Madrassa has the historic building and a modern one in the compound. We wandered around the compound taking in the architectural elements of the historic building...  more »
  • The museum is rather small, but informative. You can see the history of Sarajevo. They also have one of the tombstones that enlisted on the Unesco heritage 
    The museum is rather small, but informative. You can see the history of Sarajevo. They also have one of the tombstones that enlisted on the Unesco heritage  more »
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  • Gazi Husrev Bey’s Madresa is the oldest educational institution of its kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was founded in 1537 as a vakuf (endowment) by the Ottoman Governor, Gazi Husrev Bey. The building is a national monument of BiH and is located across from the main entrance to Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque. The dershana (lecture hall) takes up the central area and the rooms off to the side once served as dormitories for the students. Gazi Husrev Bey had the medresa built as a monument to his mother, Seldžuk Sultanija, the daughter of Sultan Bayazid II, so this facility was also known as “Seldžuklija”. Given the fact that the roof was made of lead, the same material used in making bullets (kuršumi), people later referred to the medresa as Kurshumli - Kuršumli Medresa or Kuršumlija. It was decided in 1921 that the Khaniqah, which is located right next door and served as an educational institution for dervishes, and Kuršumli Madresa would be combined to form one institution – Gazi Husrev Bey’s Madresa. Starting in 1940, classes were held at the nearby Đulagin Dvor building. Kuršumli Madresa is now home to Gazi Husrev Bey’s Museum, in honor of the great figure who contributed immeasurably to the development of Sarajevo.
  • This place was used as a school in the Ottoman era
  • Very nice
  • Nice
  • The madrasah, which was founded on January 8, 1537 by Gazi Hüsrev Bey, grandson of Sultan Bayezid II, one of the Ottoman sultans, continues to exist as one of the most prestigious high schools in the country, despite the wars and all the difficulties. Gazi Hüsrev Bey Madrasa, which is the oldest educational institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina and has high school diploma equivalency, offers scientific lessons as well as religious lessons. Due to the quality education of the school, families attach great importance to their children's education here.

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