Despić House

Despića kuća

The Despić House was built through three periods. Its oldest part dates back to 17th century. The house was bequeathed to Sarajevo by a wealthy Orthodox family Despić, whose members organized the first theater performances in the city.

The Despić family was one of the most prominent merhcant families in the 19th century Sarajevo. It was in this house that the first home theatre in Bosnia and Herzegovina was founded, known as the Theatre in the Despić Brother's House. The performances continued until the start of the Austro-Hungarian adminstration. The householder, Mića Despić, was himself the leading actor.

The Despić house was turned into a museum in the 1960s, and it is now a branch of the Museum of the City of Sarajevo.

The property was damaged during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was repaired in 2001.

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