Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque


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DESTINATIONS bosnia and herzegovina sarajevo Do & See Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

The Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque is a religious monument still in operation, located in the heart of Sarajevo's historic Bascarsija district. The building is a fine example of Ottoman architecture, and its well-kept courtyard is an inviting oasis of tranquility in the city's busy historic center.

Do & See

If you’re feeling up for the challenge, hike up the hill to the old medieval town and the ruins of Jacje Castle, where panoramic views of the city open before your very eyes. Walking west along the main alleyway of Bascarsija, you will notice the architecture change as you move into Ferhadija Street and into the Austro-Hungarian part of the city. Ferhadija Street is the main pedestrian shopping street in Sarajevo. The streets running parallel to Ferhadija Street are Obala Kulina Bana and Marsala Tita, where you will find many fine examples of Austro-Hungarian legacy.