Brusa Bezistan
Sarajevo Museum 1878-1914
The Despić House
The Jewish Museum
Svrzo’s House

Brusa Bezistan

This substantial building was erected in 1551 by Rustem Pasha, Grand Vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent. It was used for selling the silk that Rustem Pasha himself produced in Bursa.

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  • Brusa Bezistan

Sarajevo Museum 1878-1914

This dependency houses the permanent exhibition of Sarajevo from 1878 to 1918, displaying Sarajevo during the Austro-Hungarian period.

  • Sarajevo Museum 1878-1914
  • Sarajevo Museum 1878-1914
  • Sarajevo Museum 1878-1914
  • Sarajevo Museum 1878-1914

The Despić House

The house belonged to the wealthy Orthodox Christian Despić family, which donated the house to the City, along with another property now housing the Museum of Literature and the Performing Arts.

  • The Despić House
  • The Despić House
  • The Despić House
  • The Despić House

The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum or Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina is housed in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in 1581.

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  • The Jewish Museum
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  • The Jewish Museum

Svrzo’s House

Svrzo’s House represents the lifestyle of an urban Muslim family in the late 18th and throughout the 19th century.

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  • Svrzo’s House
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  • Brusa Bezistan

    This substantial building was erected in 1551 by Rustem Pasha, Grand Vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent. It was used for selling the silk that Rustem Pasha himself produced in Bursa.

  • Sarajevo Museum 1878-1918

    This dependency houses the permanent exhibition of Sarajevo from 1878 to 1918, displaying Sarajevo during the Austro-Hungarian period.

  • The Jewish Museum

    The Jewish Museum or Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina is housed in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in 1581.

  • Svrzo’s House

    Svrzo’s House represents the lifestyle of an urban Muslim family in the late 18th and throughout the 19th century.

  • The Despic House

    The house belonged to the wealthy Orthodox Christian Despić family, which donated the house to the City, along with another property now housing the Museum of Literature and the Performing Arts.

Location

Brusa Bezistan

This substantial building was erected in 1551 by Rustem Pasha, Grand Vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent. It was used for selling the silk that Rustem Pasha himself produced in Bursa.

The Brusa Bezistan, which is rectangular in plan, measuring 2.5 x 20.5 m, is stone built, and roofed with six domes plus two smaller domes. The massive piers within the bezistan are structural; above them are the small domes used to house archive documents and sicils (court records). The Brusa Bezistan was damaged during the 1992-1995 siege of Sarajevo. Following extensive repair works, it now houses one of the Sarajevo Museum’s permanent exhibitions, thereby ensuring the continued survival of this building, an important part of the cultural heritage. The permanent exhibition is based on the chronological principle, with the archaeological material on display divided into three sections: prehistory, Antiquity (including the earliest example of a fleur-de-lis in Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the Middle Ages. The gallery of the bezistan houses exhibits from the Ottoman period (including the most expensive equipment of an Ottoman warrior) and the Austro-Hungarian period.

Contact:

Abadžiluk 10
71000 Sarajevo
Bosna i Hercegovina

Tel: +387 033 239 590

 

Gallery

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