Die Kaisermoschee (bosnisch Careva džamija/Царева џамија, türkisch Hünkâr Camii) von Sarajevo ist die zweitwichtigste Moschee der Stadt. Sie liegt außerhalb des Stadtzentrums am linken Ufer der Miljacka.
One of the largest Sarajevo mosques. Ottoman design. completely renovated a year ago. Beautiful interior as well as the yard.
The Emperor’s Mosque is Sarajevo’s oldest mosque and one of the oldest in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is presumed that Isa Bey Ishaković, the founder of Sarajevo, had this place of worship built soon after the city’s founding in 1462 in honor of Sultan Mehmed II “the Conqueror”. Sarajevo was attacked in 1480 by the despot, Vuk Grgurević, leader of King Matija Korvina’s Hungarian troops. The mosque suffered extensive damage and a total reconstruction was carried out during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and it was at this time that the mosque took its current form. During the period of Austro-Hungarian rule, some of the adjacent structures were knocked down and a new building was erected which would come to house the seat of the Reis-ul-Ulema, office of the Grand Mufti of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There is a cemetery behind the mosque where prominent Sarajevans were buried, such as Sheikh Ibrahim Bistrigija; Mula Muhamed Emin and the Bosnian muhafiz, Abdulah Pasha. It is believed that it also contains the grave of Isa Bey Ishaković.
Great place to learn about history of Sarajevo and ottoman heritage in Bosnia. Pleasant hosts. Although they provide proper clothes for visitors (scarfs, etc.) make sure you are dressed for the religious place (shorts od any kind are not considered a proper wear, both for men and women)
Beautiful mosque, very friendly and welcoming to passing tourists. Enjoyed looking at this beautiful place. Go with respect! Bring a scarf :)
The Emperor's Mosque (in Bosnian: Careva Džamija) is an important landmark in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, being the first mosque to be built (1457) after the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia. It is the largest single-subdome mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in the classical Ottoman style of the era. It was built by one Isaković-Hranušić who dedicated it to the Sultan, Mehmed the Conqueror, the conqueror of Constantinople. Considered one of the most beautiful mosques of the Ottoman period in the Balkans, the mosque features a roomy interior and high quality decorative details, such as the mihrab.