We visited the smallest mosque in the region and one of the smallest in the world. The mosque has a little more than 50 m² and is located in Sarajevo’s settlement called Sedrenik.
Sarajevo’s mosque with unusual name „Rogo Zade“ was built in 1660 according to the inscription on the door of the mosque and its overall size is a little more than 50 square meters. This is the smallest mosques in the region and Europe, but also one of the smallest in the world. It was built under the Sarajevo’s neighborhood Sedrenik and the address is Rogina 1. The mosque was restored in 1972. Since Sarajevo’s nearby neighborhoods Sedrenik and Grlica hill have a lot of other mosques, Rogo Zade is more a symbol of the city.
The mosque also houses a tomb (MUSLIM’s cemetery) with three graves. It is believed that Hungarian Muslims who come to this area 300 years ago, have been buried there (fleeing the Inquisition in Hungary at the time). Legend says that part of Hungarian Muslims settled in Sarajevo near the mosque. It is believed thata they have been three wealthy families among immigrants from Hungary. Legend says that some members of the family were buried just outside the mosque Rogo Zade, where they later built a nation tomb.
Around the mosque is the cemetery (Muslim’s cemetery) with some 20 tombstones (monuments). In one of the graves are the remains of the famous Bosniak historians Sidki Muvekita Hadžihuseinović, author of the famous work “Inscription-and-Bosna”, written in Turkish, and published under the title “History of Bosnia” in 1999 in Sarajevo.
If your travels take you to Sarajevo, take the time to climb the cobbled streets of Sarajevo to Rogina 1 to have a look at this unusual and beautiful miniature mosque.