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Address: Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone Number: +387 61 245 622
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Ottoman period

It is really nice and it is from ottoman time. You can feel in this area like in real ottoman street Around it , there are many birds, you can buy corn to give the birds and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have been to turkey many times, this market can not be compared to any of the old Turkish bazars. I didn't enjoy it. It's only one Main Street which you can easily cross within 5 minutes, mostly coffe and tea shops that serves shesha (Hubble bubble). I wasent amazed and left to discover other cities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is really nice and it is from ottoman time. You can feel in this area like in real ottoman street Around it , there are many birds, you can buy corn to give the birds and Make your child happy and take beatiful photos

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The area is like a snakenest, full of curious turists.The pubs offer some of them alcohol, others not.Annoying is the yelling of the imam out of his minaret.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Start your walk from Sebilj (on the picture) and just let your legs take you. Every street hides a treasure.

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Varazdin, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place to visit. Lots of local shops, great food, very friendly people. When you are there, don't forget to drink KAHVA, a kind of traditional coffee that comes with a sweet.

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Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The old market with many places that sell old coffee pots, jewelry, souvenirs and traditional food has a special vibe. Restaurants that sell Čevapčiče( traditional food)are in every corner, price for a serving is around 3 EUR. Lovely city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A very nice walk in the rocky corridor among the classic ottoman buildings. Traditional Bosnian cooper craft shops offering Bosnian coffee cups and pots that you can engrave your signature on them. I liked the "sbilj" old drinking fountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Bascarsija is one of the most beautiful places in Sarajevo. There are a lot of shops, restaurants, sights,.... It's worth of visit.

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Sarajevo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This old market square from times of the Ottoman Empire is one of top sights in Sarajevo. Whether you will come here to drink water, feed pigeons or have meal (of traditional cevapcici), this is a mandatory tourist stop when in Sarajevo, an image from many Sarajevo postcards.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This old time market place is lined up with shops that sell "old" coffee pota, souveniers etc. Whatever you buy, even if you don't use it, will be a great conversation started. Regardless what they say, prices are not fixed. Several shops sell hand made items quite often made right on site, and are often pricier than other similar items.... More 

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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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