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Svrzo House, Sarajevo

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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. To visit Svrzo House and other attractions in Sarajevo, use our Sarajevo itinerary planner.
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  • We easily walked to this from old town. An interesting place, preserved for centuries (with some maintenance and war repair). If you have the time, it's worth the hike. 
  • This house was only €2 entry fee and its a well preserved house dating back to the Ottoman times of an affluent family. It consists of two floors and the information outside every room is in english. 
  • This is a wonderful example of a large Ottoman house. The rooms are set up nicely so that the visitor can get a feel for how the rooms were used. If you are interested in Ottoman architecture or daily...  more »
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  • Nice old Ottoman traders house. Well maintained and cheap entrance (just 3 BM). Good to spend an hour or so
  • A not to be missed museum house if you go to Sarajevo. Amazing architecture and document of the (rich) muslim housing of the past.
  • Very cool and a steal for only three marks.
  • You should visit Svrzina kuća while in Sarajevo. Will give you insight into life 150 years ago. Well preserved.
  • A must see when in Sarajevo to discover and understand traditions in Bosnian society.