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Muzej Jevreja

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Monday
10:00
16:00
Tuesday
10:00
16:00
Wednesday
10:00
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Thursday
10:00
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Friday
10:00
16:00
Saturday
10:00
13:00
Sunday
10:00
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The Museum of the Jews of BiH is an annex of the Museum of Sarajevo located in the area of the Old Jewish Temple, which is considered one of the most beautiful exhibition spaces in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Il Kal Grandi - The Great Temple, or Il Kal Vježu - The Old Temple or The Old Synagogue) is part of the Sarajevo Museum located in the area of the former Old Temple, in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was built in 1581. The Commission for the Preservation of National Monuments, at the session held from October 7 to 11, 2003, made a decision to declare the Jewish Museum a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Jewish Museum houses exhibits that testify to the centuries-old presence of Jews in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to the enormous contribution made by members of this nation to the development of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

As part of the small but very attractive collection of this annex, there are ritual objects with inscriptions, silver bindings of prayer books, scrolls in silver boxes, candlesticks-hanukkah. There are also manuscripts, marriage contracts, prayer books, and parts of the legacy of prominent BiH. Jews - scientists and artists, such as: Kalmi Baruch, Danijel Ozmo, Marcel Schneider, Isak Samokovlija. The service at the Jewish Museum is extremely friendly and professional.

The staff is available for any information and ready to share knowledge about the Jewish community and its contribution to Sarajevo. The entrance fee to the museum is affordable, and visitors have the option of paying by cash or card, which is convenient for all visitors, including tourists. The atmosphere in the museum is calm and well thought out. Exhibited artifacts and stories about the Jewish community are accompanied by carefully designed presentations and information boards.

Visitors can enjoy an authentic atmosphere that revives Jewish tradition and its values. The contents of the museum are extremely interesting and include various aspects of Jewish history and culture. In the museum you can see a large collection of artifacts, documentary materials, photographs, as well as replicas of Jewish ritual objects. A special part of the museum is dedicated to the Holocaust and the memory of the victims. The Jewish Museum in Sarajevo is an important part of the cultural heritage of this city. This exciting destination offers a unique opportunity for visitors to get to know the Jewish community, its history, religious practices and rich heritage. We recommend a visit to this museum to anyone who wants to explore more about the Jewish heritage in Sarajevo.