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Bascarsija
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great place full of people, shops, restaurants, pigeons and a nice Sebilj foutain! You can spend an afternoon here it's very nice, lot of tourists!

Thank Akram M
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This area consists of mosques, shops, cafes, restaurants, shisha bars and club bars. All very nicely lit for evening and bustlings with people. A perfect way to get a vibe for Sarajevo pre-war, I think. When looking for accommodation I would recommend finding somewhere close to this area.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Loved the atmosphere here! Lots of bars, restaurants, shops selling Bosnian coffee sets and tea pots- you can also see them making them in the shop sometimes! Beautiful area. 1 negative, you cannot sit and eat or drink without lots of children and some adults trying to either see you things or beg for money, and when I said 'no thank you' to one girl she then pinched me hard on the back!

But if you are in Sarajevo you really should visit this area!

Thank Zara A
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

A real eye opener. East meets west - and a really nice ambiance. Lots of bars and restaurants (some don't serve alcohol) - some of which offered the best food of the holiday. Worth organising a walking tour. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Vince C
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

nice pedestrianised streets; not too touristy; amazing mosque and squares; good fast food. Okay so its a bit tacky and touristy in some parts but for a stroll through its amazing. And an amazing contrast to the Austro-Hungarian quarter and further onto Marshall Tito street.

Thank traveller2007
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