Gazi Husrev-beg's Library

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Gazi-Husrev-beg Library is a public library in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina founded in 1537 by the Ottomans, and is part of a larger complex with Gazi Husrev-beg Medresa. It holds one of the most important collections of Islamic manuscripts in Bosnia-Herzegovina, including many originally donated by Gazi Husrev-beg. The library also holds a sizable number of books, journals, newspapers, documents and photographs.



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emina momkovic (16 months ago)
Konstantin Tikhomirov (17 months ago)
Modern and authentic architecture. I can’t say anything about the library (visitors are not allowed in), but there is a nice exposition about the history of books in Bosnia. The exposition starts with a short movie about the library at the time of the siege of Sarajevo.
Abdulaziz Rashid (2 years ago)
In the third of August I wanted to visit Gazi husrev beg Libary, I entered the Libary and headed straight to the information counter to ask if the Libary is open to the public, there was a rude woman wearing glasses and head scarf who was sitting in the information desk, I asked kindly if I can see the Libary, she treated me with such disrespect as if I was the flu, she closed on me the entrance to the libraries museum, as if she deliberately wants to kick me out, so I asked again kindly if I can come back later and visit the libraries museum some other time, she replied to me in such disrespectful way saying”I don’t need to answer your kind”, I’m really surprised why she would answer me in such a despicable way even though I asked a normal and simple question, I left the Libary very disappointed that day
D. V. (4 years ago)
Most amazing library in this part of town, newly renovated.
Keluarga Pelancong (5 years ago)
The building is a mix between modern and traditional. Special. There's some old manuscripts collection that is saved in special room. We can enter the room, paying entrance fee. Beautiful library indeed.
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