Svrzo House, Sarajevo

Built entirely from wood, Svrzo House represents an example of an old Ottoman house, excellently preserved and open for self-guided tours. Dating back to the 18th century, the site was home to a wealthy urban family, and it featured separate living quarters for men, women, and servants. You'll see two defined parts of the household--one for the family, and one intended for hosting guests and entertaining. Learn about the Ottoman lifestyle and see typical home decor from the era. Observe the living room's low semi-quadrate seating area, which was the social norm for urban Turkish houses. Put Svrzo House into our Sarajevo trip itinerary app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • An old Ottoman architecture still stands tall in all its detail walnkshk furniture decoration and Ottoman art is embodied in every side of this House and shrubs in every class handed him his Windows and bright colors, curtains wefsi walkhsb that carries the fragrance of space and time and makes you live with hookers and slaves who lived here and hear their whispers and echoes their secret conversation and so seductive and messes with your lawn wafts to prosecute the flowers in each Sarajevo skies
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  • It is a rare site. Looks like lived a family of Turkish origin but of good breed. Everything is as if they had to enter at a time. Bosnia is a very mystical country (not by the people, which is as mystical as a sausage sandwich) if not for the environment beyond tourism. And this House is as full of energy. I left with a headache although it may have been explanations. In fact, it is forbidden to smoke inside and also kill people (it does but it seems to me that this is true)
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  • One of my friends recommended that I visited the Svrzo House while I was in Sarajevo. Even though it is quite close to the old town it seems to be of the beaten parh. There were almost no one else the...  more »
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  • Worth the walk up the hill to visit this jewel of an Ottoman-era house. The inside is furnished according to the tastes of the wealthy Muslim family that used to inhabit it, and offers a unique look at this aspect of Sarajevan history and culture.
  • Very nice museum, I learned a lot about the culture and the people living in the city.
  • It is nice to see and get the feeling how people used to build houses and how they were living. It is definitely worth seeing it. From old city center it is about 15 to 20 minutes away. And be prepared to walk upwards the hill.
  • A beautiful glimpse of how life was of an upperclass Ottoman-Bosnian family home. It's a work of art.
  • Beautiful house and informative signs explaining the architecture in each room.

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Although a compact city, Sarajevo offers a wide range of accommodations. Staying in Bascarsija (the old bazaar area) offers proximity to the most popular tourist attractions, long-established restaurants, and charming teahouses. Staying close to the activity won't cost a fortune in this fairly inexpensive town, and it is surprisingly peaceful late at night. You can choose from a number of historical hotels, but those travelling on a budget may prefer a private or dorm room in one of the many hostels. Modern establishments, which can have more reliable facilities, are mostly in the outskirts.
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