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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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“small shops” (51 reviews)
“old town” (259 reviews)
“buy souvenirs” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 61 245 622
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting bazaar area in the old town area. Diverse products and many restaurants and coffee shops. Great place to find that special something or just relax with a good coffee and enjoy watching the crowds stroll by.

Thank Rockytoo2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most beautiful part of Sarajevo. It represents his old soul and history. Perhaps too many tourists make it impossible for a quality tour. But visit it is a must. I recommend a guide to a local tourist office for all those who do not...More

Thank Tristan Š
Reviewed 1 week ago

So totally different in a western Europe city.... fantastic mix of middle east and Europe. One should go there when not 40C ....

Thank v g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very charming and interesting place to visit, wander around in, soak up the atmosphere and experience to local way of life!

Thank Hannerose F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great, cosmopolitan. You can feel Sarajevo 'soul. Fantastic restaurants around. Good for shopping. This part of the city is very beautiful.

Thank Vania G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk around, sit down, eat, enjoy atmosphere and do it all over again. There is nothing you can't find in the old town. Magical place.

Thank Elma D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice area, there is a lot of restaurants and coffee shops. and if you want drink, you will find great pubs. Good for family, and good for guys. Great for walking and for shopping. I'm really like Bascarsija.

Thank Saadalrshood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a seat in any of the coffee shops / restaurants and view the stunning unparalled vista. From first thing in the morning until late into the evening, there is always something going on.

Thank Pat O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in a busy area, the Bascarsija is worth a look however not something to rush back for. On a warm and sunny day, it is a popular spot to sit and watch people

Thank epaki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed by any chance. Beautiful oriental part of the town. Resembling city outlook as of centuries ago. Just walk around, have coffee and enjoy..

Thank AnesaDi
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