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Year of Construction: 1560/61.
Founder - Waqif: Ali-pasha
Dimensions: 9,50 m x 9,50 m
Minaret: h = 31,60 m radius 2 m

Although modest in size due to the exceptional beauty and harmony of all the architectural elements and perfect proportions, the mosque is seen as a monument. Within Ali-Pasha mosque, there is a large cemetery where the tomb of Ali-Pasha, but his tombstone does not have the inscription. In the harem of the mosque it was built fountain.

Year of Construction: 1526.
Founder - Waqif: Hadži Mustafa son of Ishak (known as Muslihudin Cekrekčija, from Visoko)
Dimensions: 212,50 m2
Location: Bascarsija

Čekreči Muslihudin Mosque is the oldest surviving, existing and domed mosque in Sarajevo. Its uniqueness is reflected in the slim stone minaret, which is not built onto the mosque, but its base is fully built into the southwest wall, so that it enters into with the upper level of the mosques which is called mahfil.

The mosques is completely surrounded by small shops (traditional handcrafts shops), which is endowed by Čekrekči Muslihuddin, the mosque has no harem with tombstones.

Built by the renowned architect of the Ottoman period, Mimar Sinan, it is a key landmark of Sarajevo. The Mosques was built in 1532 AD with the support of the then governor of Bosnia, Gazi-Husrev-beg. It is a great work of Ottomon architecture by Mimar Sinan, who went on to build the famous Selimiye Mosque in Turkey. The masjid has been now renovated after the heavy damage during the siege of Sarajevo.

Bosnia & Herzegovina Info


ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Sarajevo

GEOGRAPHY

Located in the Western Balkans, BiH borders Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro. Close to 50% of BiH is forested.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 5 Million. Muslims account for about 50% of the population

CLIMATE

Bookended by hot summers and cold, snowy winters, the climate in BiH can vary according to your location and the season.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian are the official languages.

LOCAL TIME

UTC +1
Summer UTC +2

BUSINESS HOURS

Office Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

New Year: January 1st & 2nd
Republic Day: 25th November
Independence Day: March 1st
May Day: May 1st & 2nd
Christmas: December 25th

Based on the lunar calandar:
1st day of Muharram
12th day of Rabee'ul-Awwal
10th day of Dhul Hijja
1st day of Shawwal

CURRENCY

Convertible Mark (KM)

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 911 or 112

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