Museums of Sarajevo: Svrzo House

Svrzo House represents one of the most well-preserved examples of domestic architecture from the Ottoman Period in BiH during the 18th century, a time when wealthier homes were divided into a public section (selamluk) and a family section (haremluk).


The house originally belonged to the prominent Glođo family from Sarajevo. When the last male descendant was forced into exile for disobeying the Ottoman authorities, the house passed through marriage to the Svrzo family.


In the 1960s the family sold the house to the Museum of the City of Sarajevo and it is now an annex of the Museum of Sarajevo.


In addition to its permanent displays, Svrzo House now serves as a venue for exhibitions, concerts and performances.