Ferhadija Mosque, Sarajevo

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Ferhadija Mosque, also known as Ferhat-Pasha Mosque, Ferhad-Beg Vuković Mosque, is a central building in the city of Sarajevo built by Bosnian Sanjak-bey Ferhad-Beg Vuković, a descendant of the famous mediaeval Vuković-Desisalić family. This mosque has one dome above the prayer area and three small domes at the cloister and is one of the greatest achievements of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 16th century Ottoman and Islamic architecture.
The Ferhadija mosque reflects the full maturity of the classical Ottoman style-domed mosque, portico with small domes, and beautiful built-on minaret.
Research works on the painted decoration inside the mosque carried out in the 1964/1965 revealed five painted layers dating from various periods. The oldest and extremely valuable decorations of the first layer date from the 16th century, belonging to the group known as Rumi ornament, which were also to be seen in the Aladža mosque in Foča. The next layers consists of purely floral decorations with the features of 18th-century style. The third and fourth layers date from the late 19th century, and the first quarter of the 20th.
The mosque was damaged during the Bosnian War in 1992-1995.
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  • It was built by order of Mr. Farhad, The Bosnian Sandzak. It has a single minaret and four domes, one large. The structure that best reflects Ottoman architecture. The mosque, which was severely damaged in the war against Bosnia and Herzegovina, was reopened to worship with the efforts of Turkey.
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  • It’s an old mosque in the capital. We stopped by during our first day walking tour. Mosque is Many surrounded by many restaurants and cafes.  more »
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  • This is bosnia clean and nice the imam of the mosque is helpful and he is nice person and the masjed (mosque )is hestorical place to visit
  • Beautiful place of worship. Secluded but accessible.
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