Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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8 Sarači, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
033 532-144

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Begova džamija Aug 08, 2017
Gazi Husrev-bey's mosque, also called shortly the Beg's mosque in Sarajevo is one of the most important monuments of sacred Islamic architecture in the Balkans due to its size and attractiveness.

It was built in 1530. by Ajmir Ali, one of the largest Istanbul architects. The mosque is square shaped with one big dome and several small domes attached to it, with artistic interior. In the mosque courtyard is shadrvan, a fountain whose water is used for ritual washing before prayer. From 1530 there used to be a well in the same place. In the shadow of linden beside the mosque are two tombs, in which are buried Gazi Husrev-Bey and Murad Bey Tardić, Gazi's Duke and later first governor of Gazi Husrev-beg waqf- fondation.

Outside of the courtyard is a clock tower and medresa. In the 16th century the Bey's mosque represented object of extreme importance for the urban development of Sarajevo and one of the most significant buildings of the rich legacy of Gazi Husrev-Bey. It is the first mosque in the world that received electric light in 1898.
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