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Old Town (Stari Grad)

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ranked #4 of 40 attractions in Sarajevo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was really impressed after I visited Sarajevo..Now I am in love with this city..The Old Town is so beautiful , colorful , crowded ...It s the most historically significant part of Sarajevo. I enjoyed shopping for traditional , handmade products...and last but not least bosnian have yummy food..It s a must to try their tradional pies with a glass... More

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Bitburg, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is a lot of variety in the Old Town. There are several mosques and churches which mutually respect each other. There are Muslim restaurants that do not serve alcohol and Christian restaurants that do. I enjoyed food from a French bakery and baklava from Egyptian and Turkish ones. There is a mix of Ottoman, Viennese, Soviet, and modern architecture.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Do Bosnia Herzcegovina have an national anthem - no Are they friendly - YES Is it cheap - yes for Europeans Time to stay - 2/3 days max.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A very surprising little labyrinth of streets and great little restaurants and shops. We spent most of our time down in the old town, including a walking tour which was fantastic.

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Baja California, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Watching the old men play with the life sized chess set in the town center was a great place to people watch and enjoy a coffee.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Liked the cobblestone streets and alleys. The coppersmith alley was very unique. Definitely no to be missed. Great eateries there too.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were really surprised by the contrasting elements in Old Town. The feelings on the street begin with Oriental and Turkish feelings and flavours - the restaurants, the coffee houses and the dishes. This area is where you are likely not to find alcohol. Then comes a more Eastern European feel - alcohol and wine are served along with a... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Old town in its very center is pedestrian and bazaar-like, looking a bit like Turkey, then you may discover the beautifully renovated city hall (Austrian & Muslim architecture), the covered fountain, the market, the Zvro house and the Despicha house. We took a free tour with Ziad (walking for about 1h30) and in the end paid him like a real... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
130 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

In this old part of Sarajevo, there are numerous stalls selling all sorts of metal ware. There are coffee sets in all shapes and sizes, 'trench art' fashioned from artillery shell casings and even a decent antique shop or two. Also located in this are are coffee shops and eateries. The down side being, there are other stalls selling cheap,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stay in the old town if you can as there is plenty to see, do and plenty of places to eat. The heart of the tourist area.

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