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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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We absolutely loved bascarsija - amazing place to experience the real Bosnian lifestyle. The food options are endless and welcoming :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We absolutely loved bascarsija - amazing place to experience the real Bosnian lifestyle. The food options are endless and welcoming :)

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The authentic market where u can buy souvenirs, dishes, styled the reign of the Ottoman Empire, clothes and many other interesting things. Many cafes you must try "chevapi" - traditional bosnian (balkanian) meal.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Bascarsija is the heart of Sarajevo. It is located in the old town and perfect place to walk around, buy souvenirs and eat. It is extremely warm and welcoming. If you are in Sarajevo, it's a must see place. I lost hours and hours just walking around and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of that place. In Bascarsija there is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Sarajevo is one of the most beautiful smaller cities in the world. there is so much history there. where ever you go you can see mosque and church right next to each other. Mix between east and west is most present in Sarajevo than anywhere else.

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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Place where you go if you visit Sarajevo, must see... You will find here something what will bring you in old time of Sarajevo, no matter if you are interested in arhitecture or food... bascarsija is place where you will find it! Good tip is to eat local meal called "cevapcici", try turkish coffe, cake baklava... bad thing is that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I think the Bascarsija is the most important ,funny and warm area at Sarajevo. Whatever you need you can find up there. It has located at the middle of the Sarajevo. There is a lot of nice and cosy coffe shop's, traditional food restaurans (all of them is tasty) and too many hand made products. It looks like a open... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Bascarsija located in the heart of the old town of Sarajevo is a huge open air bazaar, the top attraction in the city and tourist epicenter for excellence, here through the many small streets still find old shops of souvenir sellers or processing of bronze and other materials, all typically Bosnian. Sensational this place very old, dating back to the... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Nice people, great food (ćevap, suđukice, baklave, tulumbe, hurmšice), you can pay in euro at the market, a lot of history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Here's where the heart of Sarajevo lies-walk through the narrow alleys, check out the coppersmiths, smell the grilled meats and crying coffee, and enjoy yourself!

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Trogir, Croatia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I liked it, the spirit of places, smells, workshops, kebabs, pies, coffee, souvenirs, rahatlokum, baklava ..

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