Photographer's Note

On the right bank of the river Buna, in a natural landscape of rare beauty, soars the 16th century Tekija, the Dervish House suspended between the water and the rocks; for centuries a place of meditation and prayer. The present Tekija was built in the first half of the 19th century..Inside the building, there are rooms for studying and praying, the ‘musafirhana’ (bedrooms for guests and occasional travellers), a kitchen and the 'hammam'. Near the monastery, there is the funeral chapel (turbe) that preserves the remains of the Dervish Sari-Saltuk and Ačik-Pascià.
The Tekija, open all year to visitors, is one of the most important examples of Islamic sacred residential architecture of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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