Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque in Sarajevo - Bosnia and Herzegovina


Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque (Bosnian: Gazi Husrev-begova Džamija, Turkish: Gazi Hüsrev Bey Camii), is a mosque in the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is considered the most important Islamic structure in the country and one of the world’s finest examples of Ottoman architecture. It is located in the Baščaršija neighborhood in the Stari Grad municipality, and remains one of the most popular centers of worship in the city.

The Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque was built by the famous Ottoman architect Adzem Esir Ali “Alaüddin”, who also built the Yavuz Selim Mosque in Istanbul for the Sultan Selim I. The mosque was financed in 1531 by Gazi Husrev-beg, the provincial governor of Bosnia and Sultan Beyazid II’s grandson. Gazi Husrev-beg is widely considered Sarajevo’s greatest patron, as he financed much of Sarajevo’s old city at this time.;


address: Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Sarači 8, Sarajevo 71000 ประเทศบอสเนียและเฮอร์เซโกวีนา ‎

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  1. Olivia says:

    Sarajevo is a lot smaller, tgohuh in some way does feel like Istanbul. Though I do see a lot more mosque here than anywhere else. They say that a mosque is built every 100metres apart. Then there's the war. The effect is huge even till today. Nearly 50% are unemployed. I've spoken to this lady who is 45 and she earns 300 Euros per month which is the average salary. Despite this People are a lot LOT friendlier, more approachable and down to earth. It also feels really safe even in the middle of night. Then there's the young people still traumatized and some that don't forgive nor forget. You can also see buildings with plenty of bullet holes or had been bombed, so there's some scar, tgohuh not as bad as Mostar. Its a very unique city I must say.


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