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Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mula Mustafe Baseskije 40, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 33 215-532
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Excellent museum

Interesting museum in beautifully restored ancient synagogue still used for services once a year... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dmcnslt
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Asheville, North Carolina
Interesting history

The museum itself is not very grand a building, but the exhibits tell an interesting story about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GinKaiSilver
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Singapore, Singapore
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Mula Mustafe Baseskije 40, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting museum in beautifully restored ancient synagogue still used for services once a year. Easy to find in the heart of town.

Thank dmcnslt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself is not very grand a building, but the exhibits tell an interesting story about how the Spanish Inquisition and expulsion of the Jews resulted in an exodus of Jews to Sarajevo, where they were welcomed with open arms. They played an integral...More

Thank GinKaiSilver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This synagogue wasn't destroyed and is original with modifications over time . The ceiling is beautiful and it has an excellent display of the history of Jewish people in the city and through out the wars .

1  Thank _jennys3489
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old Sephardi synagogue --very centrally located -- houses the Jewish museum. The synagogue itself, built originally in the 16th century, is impressive in its own right from an architectural point of view. It has been renovated or refurbished. The videos on the second floor...More

2  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a small museum on the Jewish influence in B-H, it is not large, but it does give you the wider picture on Sarajevo society. Welcomed in by the doorman, it might be good to consider getting a guide or something similar, and good...More

Thank Gordon P
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Jewish Museum is worth a quick stop if you've seen all the other sights in Sarajevo. It helps construct the story of Jewish history and life in the Balkans as well as their history in Sarajevo. Just don't go in expecting a vast display...More

2  Thank Jasonand1978
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is an old sinagog and beatiful museum. On its 3 floors you never get bored. The depiction is nice the building is attractive. I really enjoyed to visit it.

Thank Armani24
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This old synagogue is one of only a few within Sarajevo, standing in testament to a Jewish community that no longer exists beyond about 750 Jews. It's well preserved, and has four levels of artifacts and history, telling the stories of the Sephardic Jews' arrival...More

2  Thank ShimiJ
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum is small but packed with interesting history, both of the people of the area and life in Sarajevo in the past. Although a Jewish museum, it gives a feel for the general culture of Sarajevo. The photos of the Nazi-era existence and book...More

1  Thank Les2010
Reviewed 15 October 2016

A quiet museum located in an old synagogue, tucked away in a quiet courtyard off of the main street. The exhibits include some historical information on Jews in the area, along with a bit on WWII. You don't need a lot of time, but it...More

Thank mosthecat
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