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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  • It's rare to have such a well maintained old Bosnian home with good descriptions with English translations. If you are interested in how life in Bosnia occurred in the past, this place is worth visiti...  more »
  • An interesting and nice place, worth a visit! Each room at the door had a commentary on which room was in question.
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  • Really interesting exhibition, for just 3 KM you get to see the actual house of a politically and socially influential Muslim Sarajevan merchant family a few centuries ago Most of the furniture and objects seem to be authentic rather than replicas. You really get a feel of how everyday life used to be for big wealthy muslim families at the time. The sheer opulence is astounding. Loved it
  • This is almost a living history tour. Very interesting home, almost Royal Palace, made if wood, surprisingly survived the many conflicts. There are English placards describing each room, what they were used for, with some furnishings to show how they were decorated. It's amazing to think of a room dedicated to coffee and guests!
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