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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...more
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The bazaar is free to visit. Like a typical bazaar it contains many local products, and gifts that would appeal to tourists. It also contains many restaurants, and icecream shops.
I love being able to potter around and look at the various stalls. I also...More
I've heard so many nice things about Baščaršija, and I was really looking forward to visiting it. But I have to admit that I was quite disappointed. It felt too touristy to me (although being a tourist myself, it's a bit of an oxymoron). Nice...More
I really enjoyed exploring see all the important sights, dining and shopping in this old part of Sarajevo. It's very centrally located and a good place to base yourself for exploring Sarajevo. There are lots of people out at all times of day so I...More
Place to slowly walk through, find a place to slowly sip kahva (Bosnian coffee) on tthe traditional chairs in the street in front of coffee shops and watch the people. Ask the owner how to drink your kahva the right way to enjoy it in...More
We were welcomed by the local guide today. She has given us an opening eyes into the world of history and religious. It is definitely worth a visit for this city. But do be worry of pickpockets in this city.
A lovely part of a lovely city. We got the tram down to this area and explored it and wandered back up through the 'newer' part of the city to the graveyard from the Bosnian War. Such a cultural melting pot full of history. I...More