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Turkish House (Kajtaz) Tours

Turkish House (Kajtaz)
Tucked away in Mostar’s historic Muslim Quarter and overlooking the east bank of the River Neretva, the Turkish House is a perfectly preserved late 16th-century Ottoman nobleman’s mansion built behind high walls to protect the women of the family from unwanted attention. Once the home of Mostar’s Turkish governor, it is surrounded by a shady, fountain-filled courtyard garden, pebbled in circular patterns representing the five daily prayers of an observant Muslim.

Crafted from stone, the two-story building is whitewashed and supported by wooden stilts; the overhanging roof was designed to shade the lower floors. Inside it is furnished in its original form, with separate living quarters for men and women, brightly patterned kelims covering the floors and traditional low sofas lining rooms that are dotted with centuries-old, ornately carved wooden furniture. The ancient kitchen is crammed with copper cooking pots and utensils, while upstairs, traditional harem pants and fezzes hang on the walls.

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Located at Gaše Ilića bb in Mostar, the Turkish House is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission costs 2 KM, and the site is best accessed on foot.
Address: Gaše Ilića bb, Mostar, Mostar Municipality 88000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm
Admission: 2 KM
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Take an exciting and historically informative, 10-12 hour long tour of the important Balkan town of Mostar. Board a comfortable coach in Dubrovnik and enjoy the countryside as the bus makes its way across the border to Bosnia. Learn about the history of Mostar from you local guide. Once in the town, take some time to explore, perhaps admiring the famous arched bridge and visiting the Old Bazaar alongside historical mosques and the Turkish House. After a guided tour, take some free time to explore the shops and even enjoy a traditional lunch.Entrance Fees to the Turkish house and Mosque included.
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