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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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“old town” (248 reviews)
“small shops” (49 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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+387 61 245 622
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a small old town with many things to see in such a concentrated area. There are little laneways with craftsmen selling interesting wartime memorabilia, souvenir shops, interesting eateries, lots of coffee houses, plenty of history, there are mosques, see architecture reflecting the heavy...More

Thank TravellingCarlito
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I like the atmosphere of the place, sure you should visit here if you coming Sarajevo. Magnets are very expensive :)

Thank Berk Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The old town in Sarajevo is strongly influenced by the Ottomans and the Islamic world. Very interesting to experience. Also plenty of good place to dine and have coffee. In my view the top sight in Sarajevo.

Thank Jakob T
Reviewed 6 days ago

The loveliness of Sarajevo boils down into this square: historical buildings, beautiful mosques, restaurants in which you can eat or smoke a water pipe and shops you can buy souvenirs or baklavas. Many Old towns are disappointing but this is not. There are also hotels/hostels...More

Thank Petsku83
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument itself is nice and it is in the middle of a square which is really the heart of the city. There are a lot of restaurants, boutiques, amazing mixture of different people and it is usually crowded

Thank Tamas K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourist bars, cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops. That's about it. It does have a very eastern flavour to it and has a buzz in the evenings when it's packed shoulder to shoulder with locals and tourists alike out for a promenade.

Thank Dakles
Reviewed 1 week ago

It´s quite nice to wander through the small streets and explore the small shops found in the Baščaršija. However, what we enjoyed best is parking ourselves at one of the many coffee shops to enjoy a cup of Bosnia coffee and people watch. Highly recommended...More

Thank K K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a huge fan of walking and discovering so that reason I found myself in an exact place to fill my needs up.

Thank Xaryarkus M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bascarsija represents authentic Bosnian architecutre and tradition. It is meeting point of the past, the present and the future. You will enjoy in the traditional shops, coffee shops, smell from surrounding restaurants... Worth seeing!

Thank Edvard1987
Reviewed 1 week ago

For me Bascarija is a Foodie Paradise, the burek, cevabcici, coffee, trilece and turkish tea and boza everything is a must try and everything available in Bascarija.

Thank Songül O
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