Isa Bey’s Hamam is Now Open

Sarajevo is all the richer for yet another attraction – the newly opened Isa Bey’s Hamam – which was recently renovated. Now Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital city is once again home to a public bath.


The hamam was built by the founder of Sarajevo, Isa Bey Ishaković, at the end of the 15th century. It was burned down during a fire in 1880 and then rebuilt according to designs by the famous architect, Josip Vancaš.

During the former Yugoslavia period, Isa Bey’s Hamam stopped working as a public bath and was badly damaged during the last war.

Careful reconstruction has been carried out over the past several years and Isa Bey’s Hamam is now home to a public bath and a hotel with 19 rooms and two apartments, which are decorated with luxury furnishings in the old Ottoman style.