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Address: Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone Number: +387 61 245 622
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Description: Bascarsija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center...
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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Visited here on our trip to Sarajevo. It's the heart of the old town and a must visit. Great for people watching and taking photos. Beware of the beggars! Definitely worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Visited here on our trip to Sarajevo. It's the heart of the old town and a must visit. Great for people watching and taking photos. Beware of the beggars! Definitely worth a visit, pack your camera!

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Pristina, Kosovo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Do not even think of missing BasCarsija. It is the right place to be for history, reality, food, walk, fun, culture, wondering around, remembering, enjoying busy but also quite spots. Absolutely marvelous. I had 14 km of walk in one days through the shops, restaurants, mosques, coffee shops..... Will go again .....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It´s the heart of the city and a pretty nice place to stay for a while. Actually due to my visits to Sarajevo within the last years it got more turistic every year. 10 years ago it used to be very quiet over there, now you have tons of tourists rushing to the old city of Sarajevo every day -... More 

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Celje, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

you must see it, the authentic ambient, full off workshopss wit authentic items. Like crowd of people all over the word, good food, ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Sarajevo and Baščaršija especealy is my favorite place. Place from Ottoman period is so lively so unique that I would ranked in top 10 locations in life you have to see. With small shops of handicrafts looks like Grand Bazaar, yet different. Come in Bosnia and Hezegovina to see Baščaršija, war tunel, amazing City hall, many buldings from Ottoman, Austro... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Must see place in Sarajevo, mixture of oriental, austro-hungarian and modern! Great for all senses, especially tastes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The firs place i visited in Sarajevo, great place wit a lot of souvenirs, traditional food, drinks and crafts. Walking throug Bascarsija you can feel the town spirit.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you are expecting Piazza San Marcos in Venezia, you will definitely be disappointed. But if you are looking to see the summed up picture of old town Sarajevo, you came to the right place. Bascarsija is the heart of the old part of town, surrounded by small shops, cafes and restaurants. This is where you can come to smell... More 

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Grosuplje, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Domestic food and drinks (salep, boza, kahva), Badem Butik, little shops, people's kindness, mosque, orthodox church and cathedral at the same place. Simply wonderful cultural melting pot. Without dislikes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Picturesque and cosy bazaar, turkish style. Many restaurants, some serve alcohol, some dont. Worth seeing if going to Sarajevo.

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