Emperor's Mosque, Sarajevo

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The Emperor's Mosque is an important landmark in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, being the first mosque to be built after the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia. It is the largest single-subdome mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in the classical Ottoman style of the era.
It was built by one Isaković-Hranušić who dedicated it to the Sultan, Mehmed the Conqueror, the conqueror of Constantinople. Considered one of the most beautiful mosques of the Ottoman period in the Balkans, the mosque features a roomy interior and high quality decorative details, such as the mihrab.
The original mosque was built in the mid-fifteenth century and has a long and fascinating history. Damaged and totally destroyed at the end of that century, it was rebuilt in 1565 and dedicated this time to Suleyman the Magnificent.
The first mosque was made of wood and significantly smaller than existing building that was built in 1565. Side rooms were added in 1800 and connected to the central prayer area in 1848. Between 1980 and 1983 the painted decorations in the interior of the mosque were conserved and restored. The burial ground (graveyard) beside the Emperor's Mosque contains the graves of viziers, mullahs, muftis, sheikhs, the employees in the Emperor's Mosque, along with other prominent figures living in Sarajevo.
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  • Mosque near the Latin bridge, easy to find and visit. Little frequented compared to the one in the center
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  • Olden mosque from Ottoman period. It has a fascinating garden, big fountain in the middle with few graveyard around. Many fruit trees as well.  more »
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  • Oldest mosque in Bosnia featuring a roomy interior with quality decorative details. Entrance is free. For non-Muslims, there is someone willing to assist or answer any questions you might have regarding Islam
  • Lovely place. Built to satisfy every emperor and for the ordinary people. Positive vibes here, you can close eyes and relax your body and mind. I enjoy this place every time.
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