Svrzo''''s House: the diamond of Islamic architecture

Svrzo''''s 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).

This house gives the visitor a picturesque view of life in Sarajevo three centuries ago.

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.

Svrzo''''s House is an old house in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina that was established when the Ottoman Empire ruled the area. It is a branch of the Museum of Sarajevo. It is typical in that it has living quarters for the men, the women, and the servants. The house is in extremely well preserved condition, which is noteworthy in that the house is built completely from wood; a construction method not commonly used in the region in modern times. It is open to the public for self-guided tours and has brochures and information in multiple languages.


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''''s House now serves as a venue for exhibitions, concerts and performances.