Turkish house What to visit in Mostar
The Biscevica House
This is a 350 year old house from the Turkish period. House is surrounded by the high walls which protected girls and women from curious men sights. From the Turkish house living room you get a amazing view of Neretva.
A rich collection of niddle work and other hand-work can be seen in the living room. Also here you get to see a smaple of clothings and other products of daily use of the family of Turkish Vejir of four centuries ago with simple demostration by the guide.
The courtyard is a nice place to rest. It was about 40 degrees the day we were here. The ground is decorated with circles of pebbles divided into five sectors denoting the number of times a good Muslim must pray each day.
The fountain has 12 spouts for the months, filling four watering pots for the seasons.The guide and sometimes the present owner get delighted to see visitor and can be a source of discussion of past and present.
You may be offered a coffee and Baclava which is very common way of treating guests in the Balkans, if they really liked you apart from their usual professional role.
- The Old Bridge area: Turkish house
- Address: Bišćevića corner
- How to get here: Pedestrian zone
- Working Hours: 08h - 20h
- Entrance: 4,00 KM (2,00 Euro)