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Brusa bezistan

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Welcome to Brusa Bezistan, a fascinating cultural destination located in the heart of Sarajevo. This museum, with its rich history and diverse contents, provides a unique experience for all visitors. Brusa Bezistan with its 6 roof domes is one of the historical buildings in Sarajevo's Baščaršija from the era of the Ottoman Empire. It is rectangular in shape and has four entrances on all four sides, and it connects the craft streets of Kundurdžiluk, Veliki and Mali Čurčiluk with Abadžiluk and the bazaar.

It was built by order of Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha Opuković in 1551. Bezistan got its name from the Turkish city of Bursa, from which silk was brought and sold in Bezistan. Unlike Gazi Husrev-bey's bezistan, which originally sold groceries, in Brusa's bezistan, besides silk, household items and smaller furniture were sold. Today, Brusa Bezistan is part of the city museum and exhibitions and similar events are held there.

The setting of the annex is divided into three chronologically arranged parts - prehistory, antiquity (the oldest lily motif in Bosnia and Herzegovina is exhibited here) and the Middle Ages. Exhibits from the Ottoman period (such as the very valuable equipment of an Ottoman warrior) and those from the time of the Austro-Hungarian administration in Sarajevo are exhibited at the Bezistan Gallery. The biggest attraction of Museum visitors is the model of the old bazaar, the craft and trade center of Sarajevo in the Ottoman era. The model of the bazaar as it was immediately before the Austro-Hungarian occupation was made by model maker Husein Karisik in the 1950s.

When it comes to service, Brusa Bezistan prides itself on the high level of professionalism and friendliness of its staff. Professional guides are always there to provide you with all the necessary information and answers to all your questions. With their help, you can embark on an interesting journey through the museum's history and cultural heritage. As for the ticket price, Brusa Bezistan offers exceptional value for money, so the ticket price for an adult is 5KM.

The entrance fee is affordable and allows you to explore the museum without the burden. This favorable price allows a wide range of visitors to enjoy this cultural treasure. You can pay for your ticket in cash. The atmosphere in Brusa Bezistan is unique and enchanting. Walking through these old walls, you will feel the spirit of the past and enjoy the authentic architecture that exudes tradition. This museum provides an intimate and warm atmosphere that engulfs you as soon as you step inside.