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Bascarsija

Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 61 245 622
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Bascarsija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Bascarsija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isakovic founded the town. The word Bascarsija derives from the Turkish language. The word "bas" which is "bas" in Turkish literally means "head", in some contexts however also "primary", "main", "capital" and "carsija" which is "carsi" in Turkish means "bazaar" or "market". Due to the large fire in the 19th century, today Bascarsija is half the size that it once was. Bascarsija is located on the north bank of the river Miljacka, in the municipality of Stari Grad. On Bascarsija there are several important historic buildings, such as the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and sahat-kula. Today Bascarsija is the major tourist attraction of Sarajevo.
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“old town” (270 reviews)
“small shops” (51 reviews)
“buy souvenirs” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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+387 61 245 622
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This neighborhood in Sarajevo is whats makes Sarajevo so unique! It's the old part of this city, it is filled with history, restaurants, churches, mosques, Bosnian coffee shops, jewlery and art shops, it has everything! It really is my favorite part of this beautiful city!...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is great architech of Ottoman empire. You can come to Sarajevo and taste foods. They are delicious.

Thank vcolak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful and enjoyable old town from the Ottoman era. Lots of good cafes, bars and restaurants can be found here. It's a must-visit area in Sarajevo!

Thank Cladeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wander thru Sarajevo, sooner or later, you will come to the Old City Bazaar. This fountain is in the center of Pigeon Square which is a hoot to visit and watch the children (both young and old) feed the pigeons. Surrounded by artisan...More

Thank CFEIII
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been one day visit but l was impressed how the old part of Sarajevo reborn and shine again after the dark period of War. Definitely walking there enjoying every single street, square and monument has been a good choice.

Thank flavio t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. The area is filled with shops and restaurants, mosques and museums. So much to see and a great place to soak up the atmosphere of this unique city which survived a...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Narrow alleys, slim minarets, domes, ancient inns n market halls dating from the Ottoman Empire. On the other hand you have the architecture of the Austrian Hungarian Empire.

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back in an Ottoman market in 1600AC,beutifly preserved with little show typical cafes original restaurants with kababs and burecs and kunefe And just walking at the main street the next buildings ,near Metropolis , takes you to Austria Hungarian times and you become a time...More

Thank nikolakopoulos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bascarsija has kept it's old charm with new and old shops. You can eat and drink there and buy souvenirs. You don't want to miss it when in Sarajevo.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely meeting of east vs. west in the old town section of Sarajevo. Lots of shops with souvenirs and hand-made crafts at reasonable prices, but the people watching and the food are the best part. Pedestrian area with nice alleyways. You'll want to visit more...More

Thank DD S
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