The gems of Ottoman architecture in Sarajevo everyone should visit Latest news from BiH...
1. Emperor's Mosque
The first mosque to be built in 1457 after the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia and largest single-subdome mosque in B&H; this impressive landmark will surely awe those visit it.
The artisan behind it dedicated the mosque to Mehmed the Conqueror, the conquistador of Constantinople. Furthermore, the mosque was severely damaged at the end of the 15th century only to be rebuilt in 1565 and dedicated anew to Suleyman the Magnificent. Truly a masterpiece of the classical Ottoman style of the era, the mosque's interior features embellishing ornaments as well as a semicircular niche indicating the qibla otherwise known as the mihrab.
2. Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Located in the heart of Baščaršija, this mosque was built in the 16th century and is the largest historical mosque in Bosnia to-date. It was the very first mosque in the world to receive electricity and electric illumination in 1898 during the period of Austro-Hungarian Empire! Moreover, this mosque is also one of the most representative of the classic Ottoman architectonics or more specifically the Early Istanbul Style (a.k.a. Early Period of classical Ottoman Architecture).
3. Kuršumlija madrasa
Also known as the Gazi Husrev-beg madrasa, it was founded in 1537 and is the oldest educational institution in Bosnia. It has been continuously open and running for almost 470 years!
It was originally built in honour of Gazi Husrev-bey's mother and thus called Seldžuka madrasa, but it is now known as Kuršumli madrasa because of its leaden roof. Most certainly another worthwhile visit when in Sarajevo!