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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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Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 61 245 622
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Reviewed yesterday

Very well preserved historical neighborhood. Very unique. I didn't like the excessive amount of Turkish souvenirs.

Thank LeoDiCecco_BA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Come early in the morning if you want to experience the streets of the old neighborhood without tourists. A part of the old town is just food and here you should try the local dishes - my favorites are chevapci and pita. Another special feature...More

Thank maloukrowicki
Reviewed 4 days ago

A not-to-be-missed wonderful place, despite its complex history, or maybe because of it. Small enough to see it all, unlike Stanbul, not so off -touristy- road as Bursa or Ankara, although you can feel similar athmosphere. I was more than happy to be finally able...More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tradition. Culture. The heart of the city Sarajevo. Bascarsija is located on the north bank of the river Miljacka, in the municipality of Stari Grad. If you want to taste a traditional Bosnia and Herzegovina, you must walk through Bascarsija. You must eat and drink...More

Thank Ljiljana S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the bazaar type Old Towns in Europe. Broad variety of shops beyond the normal souvenir places. Be sure to savor a Turkish coffee and a traditional meal.

Thank packcal p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bascarcija is amazing. It is my favourite part of Sarajevo. You should definitely just wander the side streets, eat some burek plus cevapcici. Delicious!!!

Thank Arez A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, your trip to Sarajevo must include a visit here. The old town of Sarajevo has become quite touristy, but has preserved the archiecture and culture of its people. Parts of it was destroyed in the war, but has been rebuilt. Take a walk along...More

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to eat and drink, if you are looking for good fun visit this part of Sarajevo, the Old town is popular because of good coffee and teas, Cajdzinica Dzirlo beautiful place.

Thank jenny1988riiiii
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Your trip is not completed until you visit Baš Ćaršija. Small narrow cobblestone roads, hundreds of shops and restaurants, mosque and list go on. It’s like a spiritual place, probably my favorite place in Sarajevo.

Thank Blerina D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mosques, bazaar, old buildings, shops, restaurants and a beautiful atmosphere: that's all you canb get in Bascarsija.

Thank Photos_On_The_Road
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