The major shopping district in Sarajevo is located in Bascarsija, the picturesque Turkish Quarter. The cobbled streets are lined with small shops offering a variety of wares, including brass and other metalwork, jewelry, carpets, ceramic pieces, and even a variety of objects made out of shrapnel and spent shells.

When looking for the ideal souvenir in Sarajevo, you'll definitely want to pick up something made locally. Typical Bosnian handicrafts include:

  • items made of copper or brass
  • rugs
  • jewelry
  • ceramic items

Bargaining is to be expected, but if you are not an expert haggler, no worries, as prices throughout the shopping district are often quite reasonable to begin with.