I lived here for almost five years, long time ago. Bascarsija has much improved. It is clean now, the shops are renovated etc. Well worth visiting.
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Bascarsija is Sarajevo - and Sarajevo is Bascarsija. These words tell the basic fact - Bascarsija represnts Sarajevo's soul and heart. The word "bas" means in Bosnian "very much", "carsija" is a market, a town. And it describes Sarajevo in a good way: it IS...More
On one street corner, 4 different churches: Serbian Orthodox, Catholic, Mosque, Greek Orthodox. Talk about diversity! Bascarsija (old town Sarajevo) is packed full of diversity, and while much of the area is also packed with touristy shops, it's still a "real" place in many ways....More
The most beautiful part of Sarajevo. It represents his old soul and history. Perhaps too many tourists make it impossible for a quality tour. But visit it is a must. I recommend a guide to a local tourist office for all those who do not...More
So totally different in a western Europe city.... fantastic mix of middle east and Europe. One should go there when not 40C ....