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Bascarsija

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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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So nice, so different

it's lovely to walk through here, eat great food, kebab, homemade cakes, see the old filigree small shops in the center, where before you make coffee pots, cups, jewelry, trays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

it's lovely to walk through here, eat great food, kebab, homemade cakes, see the old filigree small shops in the center, where before you make coffee pots, cups, jewelry, trays and much more beautiful...

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Food!!! Kebabs!!!! domestic cakes called baklava, tufahija, tulumba, kadaif, urmašice.... pies called also burek, with meat, cheese, potatoes, cabbage, spinach.....

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Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The best part of the city. It is from the Ottoman period and very beautiful. Small streets, shops, mosques, nice people. Buy some souvenires there and have a Bsnian coffee or famous cevapi.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

it is a must see when in sarajevo! The most beautiful part of the city, full of cafes, shops, handicraft, restaurants and sights.

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Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

There's not much else I can add about Bašcaršija which hasn't probably already been said by numerous other visitors. Perhaps other than to say, for me, there is no better place to start the first day in Sarajevo than in the heart of this magical city. Rising early in the morning, I wander along the quiet winding street which leads... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've travelled a lot over the years and the old town in Sarajevo never ceases to please me. Like stepping back in time. Definitely worth a visit.

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Milton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Go there, be there, stay there and enjoy Life! Old Town in Sarajevo (Bascarsija) is a must for History buffs, shoppers, Foodies, architecture lovers and lovers of any kind. A place of no a like it is a Gem of the World.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's a lovely part of the town, a must see for everyone. A lot of "čevapčiči" everywhere if you get hungry and a lot of souvenirs to buy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Like in most cities, Sarajevo's "Old Town" is going to be the central point of your visit. Beautiful Ottoman architecture, Ottoman-style mosques, winding cobblestone streets, (touristy) artisan shops, restaurants, and cafes perfect for trying out some Bosnian coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Such an iconic view of Sarajevo. It is beautiful and well located, with lots of shops nearby. Great atmosphere.

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