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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  • August 4, 2017
    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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  • July 27, 2017
    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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  • July 20, 2017
    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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  • February 9, 2017
    Traditional bosnian house, well maintained. It is great way to learn how people lived in past.
  • November 1, 2016
    Nice old Ottoman traders house. Well maintained and cheap entrance (just 3 BM). Good to spend an hour or so
  • August 31, 2016
    A not to be missed museum house if you go to Sarajevo. Amazing architecture and document of the (rich) muslim housing of the past.
  • July 9, 2016
    An oasis of white washed walls, cobbled courtyards. This 18 th century house museum is brilliantly restored and appropriately furnished, helping visitors imagine Sarajevo life in eras past. Notice the cekme dolaf, designed to prevent inter-sex fretanization
  • November 9, 2016
    A must see when in Sarajevo to discover and understand traditions in Bosnian society.

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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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