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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  • Svrzo House is practically the single visitable old Bosnian house in Sarajevo - and that makes it even more valuable to visit. Some interior decoration of this type can also be seen in the Ethnography...  more »
  • Elegant home of a prosperous merchant, a magical visit. The different rooms for different purposes is well-described and well laid out.  more »
  • they're so wrong people on the maps they mark that it was hard to find. but ambition and gezmeşeymişiz really was missing, as well as Sarajevo remains the Ottoman. preserved beautiful, so beautiful, so beautiful that handles carved inlaid ceilings and preserved so beautiful that you will surely need to see this. in the Middle, with the idea that both bathroom and room heating stoves made, made to allow the service to the room without being seen by the rotating shelves, hidden compartments that worsens very careful understanding.
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  • Hike a road above Sebilj, and walk pass a university campus to Glodina, we reached the place. It's in a neighbourhood. We noticed the entrance only when we reached the front gate. A beautiful Ottoman style house.
  • Ottoman Era house built by Glođo family and later inhabited by Svrzo family. It house of a very whealthy family and you can find a lot of different rooms for each occasion and purpose. You can spend most relaxing minutes in kamarija that overviews garden. Worthy visiting.
  • If you have time, you definitely should walk up hill to this house. It's well organized and the owner has a lot of knowledge of the history.
  • Absolutely worth the walk up from the city center. Hidden in a side street, this house gives an insight into how an Ottoman family used to live. Calm and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Great place to go! I really enjoyed looking around and everything was described in detail in English which was so helpful.
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