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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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Bascarsija is a place that cannot be described...you must feel it by walking up and down, left and right, below and above... Extremely different feeling and emotion you get when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Bascarsija is a place that cannot be described...you must feel it by walking up and down, left and right, below and above... Extremely different feeling and emotion you get when you step in. Very special place...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Try "burek", the best place for that is Bascarsija, and "cevapcici" we did it at Ferhatovic. Enjoy waking through narrow streets full of small shops, butiks and caffes. You must try local beer "Sarajevsko" and local cake "baklava".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The beautiful bazaar is a covered market on the site of the old caravanserai (or inn), built in 1543 by the city’s greatest benefactor, Gazi Husrev Bey, with stonework crafted by artisans from Dubrovnik in neighbouring Croatia. I am in love with this place. Shopping is nice, drinking coffe, eating čevapčiči... Love it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It is a great place to stroll around , have some food and look at the people. Turkish tea is also real nice here. We were there during the Rammadan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This area has the best food, shopping, nicest people, great for people watching. Enriched with culture and amazing views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Loved this place you get lost down the alleys an find something exiting in everyone , I was fortunate to have something made by one of the craftsmen an women from my own design they were only to willing and welcoming. To help

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lively, tasty, oriental, interesting a lot to explore, to buy but rather commercial which makes it not so authentic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Unlike any other oldtown in the world. Has its Ottoman charms blended with Western and Eastern cultures! Sarajevo is home to a vast amount of history, and Bascarsija is at its heart. A must visit to any who visit Sarajevo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Like stepping back in time....can't imagine how you would come to Sarajevo and not visit this street and its shops/restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Baščaršija is a bazaar in Sarajevo with very strong influence of the oriental culture and it is definitely the highlight of this charming city. In the narrow streets for pedestrians only you can see lots of small shops where craftsmen make and sell their products. Tourists can buy souvenirs, have a cup of 'bosanska kava' or just walk and admire... More 

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Address: Address: Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone Number: +387 61 245 622
Location: Europe  >  Bosnia and Herzegovina  >  Sarajevo Canton  >  Sarajevo

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