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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...more
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Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a lovely place to walk around or just spend a couple of hours in a coffe near Seblij enjoying the views and watching the tourists having fun with the pigeons around it. There are plenty of souvenirs stores nearby.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the center of Sarajevo to visit the old town,and stop by to drink a traditional turkey coffee

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Turkish city center rally authentic and really well preserved specially considering there was a war

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This fountain in a small square is a good meeting point, popular with both pigeons and people. It's a good place to wait for the tram or change money.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This walking district is heart of Sarajevo. Take a walk and eat burek, drink coffe or eat cevapi. Atmosphere is great and I like this place.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical place where you can see old Ottoman period time. With many souvenir shops, restaurants, markets, coper hand made souveniers. Take time, eat cevapcici with kajmak, burek, drink turkish coffy with baklava or lokum...

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Town of Sarajevo is beautiful and historic. Great food and shopping also! You can spend a whole day here!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most interesting place to be when you are in the Sarajevo. Full of people and small shops. It's have special vibe

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is really extraordinary feeling walking don the small streets. Like you turn back time and find yourself in deep past. It looked like this in Ottoman period and no it i pretty much the same old city center. A lot of small stores and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank renataa312
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

historical city center where you can see and feel all town history. place where all cultures are meeting. there you can find all places for sightseeing, shopping or dining. must see.

Date of experience: January 2019
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New Delhi, India
Air conditioning, train from Mostar and taxi fares (1 Reply)
Hi experts, Can someone please help me understand the following w.r.t Sarajevo in early June (6-8 June to be precise): 1. Will air conditioning be required during that time? How is the weather generally expected to be like on those dates? 2. Is the train from Mostar to Sarajevo back up and running again, or at least expected to be by then? Or is bus the only public transport option? 3. How much would getting into the city centre (Bascarsija street) typically cost from the...More
April 01, 2017|
Response fromLittle I|
1. Generally not, although you could expect temperatures near 30°. Nothing is for sure in the modern world, the climate has gone wrong in the past decade or two. 2. The train is scheduled to reopen at 28.4 (should definitely be open until June, even if they delay it by a week or two). 3. You could use the tram line 1 to travel to the city centre (a local would take three or four stops until "Skenderija" or "Pošta"), because Titova and Ferhadija are considered as the city centre too, (you...More
Gregory S
Gold Coast, Australia
Mostar to Sarajevo Airport transfer by Bus (2 Replies)
There is an Autoprevos bus from Mostar arrivng Sarajevo Bus Terminal at 11.35am - then Centrotrans bus to Airport from Bascarsija departing at 1200 noon. Are they both at same Bus Terminal ? If not, are they nearby for transfer ? TIA
September 19, 2018|
Response fromTijana L|
if you have student id card you pay half price for ticket-autoprevoz mostar-when you bay ticket show this card.
Parking in Sarajevo (17 Replies)
Are there any guarded parking spots close to Bascarsija? Maybe around Skenderija or Military Command (Bjelave side). Also which hotel has a garage? How safe is to spend night at Ilidza's hotels?
May 21, 2010|
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There is floor parking at Bascarsija square. When you drive from Vijecnica/National library on the tram tracks go first turn right, you will see traffic's character sing and bilboard with sign for parking. The parking is with lift in the first house after turning right.