Jewish Museum of Sarajevo


The Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of the City Museum of Sarajevo, telling the story of the 400-year history of the Jewish people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s situated in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as the Sephardim Il kal vjezu (the old temple) which was build in 1581. The rustic architecture of this old synagogue is admired by many locals and tourists who visit the museum!

The museum was opened 1966, on the 400th year anniversary of the Jewish arrival to Sarajevo. The museum’s main exhibition is located on the ground floor of the museum and is spread over two galleries which contain photographs, documents, paintings, maps, and other cultural and ritual objects.