Type: Architecture, Religious, Historical, National Treasure
Alifakovac Cemetery is found in the neighborhood of the same name on the left bank of the Miljacka River.
Both take their name from Ali Faqih, the Islamic jurist and scholar who lived during the 15th century and who served as a witness when the Vakufnama (deed of endowment) was drawn up by Isa Bey Ishaković in 1462. This document is considered Sarajevo’s “birth certificate”.
Starting in the 15th century, the cemetery was the final resting place for influential Sarajevans, as well as for foreigners who passed away on their journey through Sarajevo. It is for this reason that it is also called the Musafir (foreigner, traveler) Cemetery.
In the center of the cemetery there are two tombs (turbes) with columns, where Muhamed Jahjaefendić, the son of Ahmed, a Sarajevo high judge at that time, and Commander Jusuf Pasha Ćuprilić were interred. The cemetery contains more than 500 tombstones with epitaphs written in Arabic.