Svrzo House, Sarajevo

Built entirely from wood, Svrzo House represents an example of an old Ottoman house, excellently preserved and open for self-guided tours. Dating back to the 18th century, the site was home to a wealthy urban family, and it featured separate living quarters for men, women, and servants. You'll see two defined parts of the household--one for the family, and one intended for hosting guests and entertaining. Learn about the Ottoman lifestyle and see typical home decor from the era. Observe the living room's low semi-quadrate seating area, which was the social norm for urban Turkish houses. Put Svrzo House into our Sarajevo trip itinerary app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Here you can get acquainted with the life of the Bosnian family during the Ottoman Empire. Here everything is interesting for the representative of European civilization: the organization of the family's life, the distribution of space in the house, household utensils, carpets, frying pans the size of a wheel. It was interesting to immerse yourself in the culture of Bosnian life.
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  • One appreciates the silence of this house especially, if one escapes the tourist flow in the old town for a while. And you will learn a lot about the high culture of Muslim living in this magnificent, spacious, impressively beautiful house. Gherardino
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  • Amazing museum house. I don't know what a previous reviewer was talking about to not expect much! It was even more cool than I expected! Descriptions in every room in English and Bosnian, it's super quiet and peaceful (even on a Saturday when we went), a true glimpse into what life was like during the time period. Come here if you want to be transported to another time in Sarajebo's history! Entry is 3KM.
  • A wonderful hidden gem and one of the finest examples of Ottoman architecture in Sarajevo. Two beautiful courtyards surrounded by various wooden rooms complete with authentic furniture. Worth the short climb from Bascarsija!
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