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Address: Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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+387 61 245 622
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Bascarsija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center...

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.

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Where west meets the east

Had a really great time during the weekend visit. Try Bosnian coffee, it's delicious as well as their traditional dishes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a really great time during the weekend visit. Try Bosnian coffee, it's delicious as well as their traditional dishes.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While eating food at restaurant talk to local people and find rooms, flats or accommodation of any sort. be distracted by pictures, history, people...when you forget to pay they will tell you good bye, have a nice day and after you leave restaurant they will run after you on the street :D The best place to buy things that you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very easy to find. With google maps of course.Good experience.If you plan to visit Bosnia you must go there.Eat Čevapi u lepinji and drink turkish coffe.To bad, you can't drink beer within

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Thank Kristjan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It feels like small Istanbul with all the small shops around, spice shops, local craft shops, traditional clothing, handmade rug shops and many more. Some of the nicest restaurants with local traditional food and also local coffee shops. Begova dzamija mosque is a must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

nice walk, small shops great food cevapi, burek, pita, turkish tea, bosnian coffee, old sights, scent of orient, amable people, bars, music :-) you can live here forever

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Thank thatsmeivan
Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you walk , you can smell the freshly grilled meat. Prices are acceptable and you will definitely enjoy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bascarsija is the old bazaar area where lots of cultural shops and eateries are located. There is a famous fountain called Sebilj where people used to take their ablution for prayers. There are mosques and religious schools in this area too. It is indeed a nice area to stroll along,meet Bosnian people and enjoy the Bosnia food and coffee.

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Thank Leela V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area is the pivotal area for understanding food and wares of the area. Recommended for the coffee and smells of cooked meat :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vibrant as ever, typical food, coffee and tea served in traditional way, lovely repeated experience. Can't miss the typical BUREK or ĆEVAPI. Cofee is called BOSNIAN and nit Turkish

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked here quite often during my short business trip to Sarajevo. It is very crowded during weekends, but not so during workdays.

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