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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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Respectful Preservation of a Community That Once Was

The museum doesn't open until 10 a.m. so plan your morning accordingly. This activity will fill an... read more

Reviewed today
UICHINA
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Beijing, China
Beautiful synagogue with artifacts

Mario the curator was there to answer questions we had. Lots of original artifacts from the area... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Josh79b
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Medford, Massachusetts
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Mula Mustafe Baseskije 40, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed today

The museum doesn't open until 10 a.m. so plan your morning accordingly. This activity will fill an 1 or so of your time. The curator is genuinely accommodating. The museum itself is a wonderful collage of the history of Sarajevo Jewish people. The synagogue structure...More

Thank UICHINA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mario the curator was there to answer questions we had. Lots of original artifacts from the area and people. It withstood the many wars and is almost all original l which was great. They only use it on rosh hashana as there are only a...More

Thank Josh79b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over three floors the museum tells the Jewish history in Sarajevo - from the 15th century until Holocaust. The building is in it self very beautiful, and the staff helpful and friendly. It would have been nice with some chairs in front of the documentary,...More

Thank ceciliablack
Reviewed 6 June 2017

As we walked through this place we were wondering how they raised the funds to rebuild it recently. With only 500 know Jews left in the area, this was a BIG job.

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This beautiful building holds the story of Jews of Bosnia. With tender loving care, each display tells a story. I particularly liked the display of the Righteous of Bosnia. There were many interesting stories of bravery - including the woman who dressed her Jewish friend...More

Thank NewYorkBulldog
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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 13 May 2017 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 4 May 2017

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 30 April 2017

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
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