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Ramadan in Sarajevo

Sarajevo is always a city worth visiting, but Ramadan in Sarajevo is something special. The atmosphere that prevails in the old part of the town – Baščaršija before iftar cannot be described. So, read on to find out what you can do in Sarajevo during Ramadan.

About Ramadan

Ramadan is a sacred month for all Muslims during which fasting is observed from dawn until sunset. During this time, it is not permitted to eat or drink anything. For this reason, nights during Ramadan are very lively, as it is a time when, in addition to performing prayers, people gather together for food and drinks.

Gazi Husrev Bey's Mosque

Baščaršija, the old part of the city, is the epicenter of events during Ramadan. Be sure to visit some of the mosques during Ramadan. The most famous Sarajevo mosque is certainly the one built by the city’s founder, Gazi Husrev Bey.

Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque is one of the most famous and important mosques in Sarajevo, and it is also one of the most impressive examples of Islamic architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This mosque is located in the heart of the old city and it represents a symbol and cultural monument of Sarajevo.

The mosque was built in the 16th century, precisely in 1531, by the order of the founder of Sarajevo, Gazi Husrev Bey, who was known as a great builder and patron of arts and sciences. The mosque’s design combines elements of Ottoman and Arabic architecture, and its interior is rich in beautiful details and artwork.

During the month of Ramadan in Sarajevo, this mosque becomes particularly vibrant and lively, with numerous worshippers coming for prayers. Visiting Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque provides a unique spiritual experience and an opportunity to learn about the rich history and cultural heritage of Sarajevo.

Ramadan in Sarajevo (Gazi Husrev Bey's mosque)
Gazi Husrev Bey's Mosque
Ramadan in Sarajevo (Gazi Husrev Bey's mosque)
Gazi Husrev Bey's Mosque

source: Bošnjaci net

More about Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque you can read here.

Iftar at Žuta tabija (Yellow Fortress) or Baščaršija

Iftar (breaking the fast) at Žuta tabija (Yellow Fortress) or Baščaršija in Sarajevo offers a unique experience that combines tradition, culture, and gastronomy. 

Žuta tabija (Yellow Fortress) is a fortress located on a hill above Sarajevo, providing a stunning panoramic view of the city. Organizing an iftar at Yellow Fortress allows visitors to enjoy the spectacular sunset while gathering together to break their fast. This experience brings a special sense of peace and spiritual renewal as you watch the sunset over the city. This cannon firing, which only occurs during Ramadan, marks the end of fasting. 

Ramadan in Sarajevo (Yellow Fortress)
Yellow Fortress

Read more about Yellow Fortress here.

Baščaršija, the old part of Sarajevo, is known for its narrow streets, traditional shops, and rich cultural heritage. Iftar at Baščaršija brings not only delicious food but also the vibrancy and liveliness of the local community during Ramadan. Restaurants and cafes offer diverse iftars with traditional Bosnian dishes.

Ramadan in Sarajevo (Baščaršija)

During Ramadan in Sarajevo, many restaurants are offering excellent iftars. You can try iftar at Ćevabdžinicas like Željo, Mrkva, Petica, and many others, or at traditional Bosnian restaurants like Inat Kuća. You can find more of the restaurants here.

About "somun"

Ramadan in Sarajevo wouldn’t be complete without somun. Somun is a flatbread, characteristic of Turkish and Balkan cuisine.

Here are few interesting facts about “somun”:

  • The word “somun” originates from the Turkish language, where it means something like “round bread”. It’s a characteristic form of bread often associated with Balkan and Turkish cuisines.
  • Somun bread can be found in various variants and sizes across the Balkan region and beyond. They differ in dough composition, preparation method, and local preferences.
  • Traditionally, somun is kneaded by hand and baked in open-flame ovens. This process gives somun its characteristic crispy crust and soft interior. Somun is usually round, and sometimes it’s embossed with a characteristic pattern.
Ramadan in Sarajevo (somun)

Exploring the city from iftar to sehur

Exploring the city from iftar to sehur (sehur is a pre-dawn meal) provides a unique opportunity to experience the life and atmosphere of the city during Ramadan, from evening until early morning. 

After the iftar, take a stroll through the city to enjoy the beautiful night atmosphere. Discover old streets, historical landmarks, and local customs as the city comes alive after sunset.

Some cafes at Baščaršija are open until sehur during Ramadan. One of them is Divan, located within the Morića-han complex.

Visit Sarajevo during this holy Muslim month and feel the spirit of Ramadan in Sarajevo.

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