Interactive Model of Old Sarajevo

Brusa Bezistan has recently installed an interactive model of Sarajevo during the Ottoman period, which allows visitors to explore old Sarajevo.


The original model of Sarajevo, which shows the city as it was right before Austro-Hungarian occupation, was created by master modeler, Husein Karišik. Digital images of the model were created by the Laboratory for Computer Graphics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Sarajevo (Sarajevo Graphics Group), in cooperation with Visual Dimension from Belgium.

In addition to the actual model, which was made in the 1950s, visitors can now use the interactive 3D model which provides information on individual places.

- A visitor can select an object to get the most relevant information about it, in both Bosnian and English, says Amra Madžarević, Director of the Museum of Sarajevo.

This display is just the beginning of the process of modernizing Brusa Bezistan’s exhibits. There are plans to add displays of important structures with interactive CD models that will allow museum visitors to travel through time, all the way up to the Ottoman period, and to take a virtual walk through buildings while learning more about their history.

Brusa Beszistan is an annex of the Museum of Sarajevo and is open every weekday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.