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Bascarsija

Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 61 245 622
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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 "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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  • Average4%
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“small shops” (51 reviews)
“old town” (259 reviews)
“buy souvenirs” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed by any chance. Beautiful oriental part of the town. Resembling city outlook as of centuries ago. Just walk around, have coffee and enjoy..

Thank AnesaDi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love it and my family love it to we got a beautiful things , we love the food and fresh fruit juice

Thank Sara9122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the main sites. The genocide museum Small but soooo moving. Read the book logavina street before you go and stroll that street.

Thank JudyJudyJudyH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This ottoman enclave of Sarajevo was a gem. Reminded me so much of Istanbul. Yes it has lots of souvenir shops but also great restaurants and pubs and lounges. I loved it. I enjoyed seeing so many mosques crammed into such a tiny place. And...More

Thank algel28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's very nice place to shop specially items made in Bosnia. There is one shop called sweet shop anyone who plan to go to this place must visit this shop and try their sweets. Also, there are many traditional restaurants to try like Bosnian pie...More

Thank Miss1Alnuaimi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A city landmark. Pigeons abound. Many restaurants around. Lotsa a people in the area, walking, talking, drinking, eating.

Thank Bert V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the biggest squares in Sarajevo which is near to the other points of interest. One should not miss an opportunity to sit near the fountain and look around.

Thank nessakiprida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard from some locals that if a traveler takes a drink from this fountain, you become destined to return to Sarajevo. Of course, I did because this city is wonderful and I would love to visit again. The water was tasty and it's interesting...More

Thank Eve L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baščaršija is the main tourist attraction of Sarajevo. Located in the very heart of the city, this bazaar is one of Sarajevo’s oldest wards as well as a well-preserved example of oriental architecture in the Balkans.

Thank lejlacamo1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best part of Sarajevo and dates back several centuries. The first thing that strikes you is the cafe culture. Hundreds of people sitting by the road sipping coffee. A number of narrow streets make up this part of town. A large number...More

Thank SagarVS
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