Sarajevo through HistoryOttoman period › Clock-Tower
Clock-Tower was built in the 17th century by Ghazi Husrev-Bey’s endowment. Clock towers were built during the Ottoman rule to mark prayer time (five daily prayers).It is an astronomical clock with a muvekithana, an astronomical centre where muvekit...
Location: Old Town
...measured positions of the sun, moon, and made corrections. There are several clock-towers throughout the country but this one is said to be one of the most impressive ones.

During the Austro-Hungarian period, a new mechanism was added to it (a new clock from London was brought by Sarajevo tradesmen). In the 1950’s clock-hands were gilded by teachers from the Sarajevo School of Artistic Crafts.
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