The Despic House
The Despic House
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Despić House is a house museum built by the wealthy, Serbian mercantile family, Despić, then one of the wealthiest and most prominent Serb families in Sarajevo. The house was built in several phases in three different periods, the oldest part dates from the 17th century. The design and decorations of the house display the changing tastes as the Ottomans began to lose control of its Balkans territories. Most of the rooms have Ottoman influences. Later additions to the room incorporate European and especially French influences.

Despić family, who donated the house to the city of Sarajevo together with another building, which today houses the Museum of Literature and Theater Arts.] The significance of this house lies in the fact that the first classical theatre performances took place in it, so that this building can be considered the forerunner of the modern theatre in Sarajevo.
Written 12 June 2023
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MirzaMM
Sarajevo127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
This small house was owned by family Despic and was a place where first theater performances were held in Sarajevo. In a way, this is (sort of) the first theatre in Sarajevo. It is interesting to see its rooms and especially to read the will of Mr Makso Despic, very unusual then and even today.
Written 23 July 2015
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Many guidebooks mention the Zvro house (muslim house) and fewer the Despic house although it is at least as interesting. Very easy to find, not far from the Latin bridge, with view on the river.

You get to discover how a family of rich Serbians used to live in the past centuries. The ground floor is simple, the top floor more 'Habsburg' like with very nice old furniture.

Near the ticket office there is a very interesting old map of Sarajevo.
Written 24 September 2014
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Christopher F
Exeter, UK17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Like many of Sarajevo's attractions, the Despic House is quite under-developed. You can easily pass it on the street and not know what it is. The patio is also crying out for a little cafe. Entry is cheap, there's good information in English on the walls outside each room, and the rooms are very nicely preserved. Look out for the secret staircase. You'll only need about fifteen minutes in total. I loved the combined European and Turkish lifestyle in evidence throughout.
Written 5 September 2015
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Omer B.
Kyiv, Ukraine102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
The house is showing the periods of Bosnian people's life. Each room is from different periods. House is multi-religional , multi-culturel. It was just excellent for me to see and feel that house!
Written 16 March 2015
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SEs
London, UK25,899 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is an old Serbian family home.Here you can see how the rich Serbian lived those days. This big house is beautiful inside out now a museum.
Written 11 March 2019
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Neşet Kutluğ
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Despic House, located close to Latin Bridge is one of least mentioned places in Sarajevo guides. The place gives a very good view of daily life of a rich family through the 19th century Sarajevo. The staff is very willing to tell you the details of the family who used to own the house.
Written 11 November 2018
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Herbert G
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
The "despica kuca", as it's called in Bosnian language, is definitely worth a visit - beautiful furniture, and the history of the place make it really a must see when visiting Sarajevo!
Written 24 October 2018
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DarwinOK
Charleston, SC24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Dine on the river at Inat Kuca, and enjoy some Bosnian specialties. We had the pura -- it is a hearty dish (we couldn't finish it), klepe -- dumplings in a delicious sauce, and stuffed onions.
Written 30 May 2018
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Dragana S
114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
The Despic House belonged to the wealthy Orthodox family at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. You can see many interesting items which belonged to members of the family. The Despic family donated this house to the city of Sarajevo. Now it's museum-house. And if you 're a museum lover you should definitely visit it. 👍
Written 21 August 2017
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