Brusa Bezistan | Sarajevo

Brusa Bezistan is located in the heart of Baščaršija, the old town of Sarajevo. Commissioned in 1551 by Rustem Pasha, the grand vizier of Suleiman the Magnificent, this architectural marvel once served as a silk marketplace, showcasing the very silk produced by its founder in the town of Brusa.

Boasting a rectangular design, this stone-built structure is adorned with six grand domes and two smaller ones, which were reserved for safeguarding archival documents and legal records.

Today, Brusa Bezistan has found a new purpose as an annex of the Sarajevo Museum, housing a captivating permanent exhibition. Step inside to embark on a journey through time, with artifacts on display spanning prehistoric, ancient, medieval, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian eras.

One particular highlight is a meticulously crafted model of old Sarajevo, offering visitors a unique glimpse into the city’s rich past.


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