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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old town” (295 reviews)
“buy souvenirs” (18 reviews)
“burek” (64 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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"old town"
in 295 reviews
"buy souvenirs"
in 18 reviews
"burek"
in 64 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 33 reviews
"bosnian coffee"
in 73 reviews
"kebab"
in 18 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
in 20 reviews
"baklava"
in 29 reviews
"cultural center"
in 14 reviews
"ottoman empire"
in 32 reviews
"traditional food"
in 17 reviews
"walk around"
in 16 reviews
"east meets west"
in 23 reviews
"orthodox church"
in 22 reviews
"gazi husrev beg"
in 15 reviews
"visit sarajevo"
in 27 reviews
"walking tour"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

İt is realy that the area is stil keeping as orginal as possible mid 19th.century. Getting treditanal coffe, learning how they prepare their delicous borek (pastries) , meatball and others..

Thank dincelhaldun
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For those who are really love about history, this place have a lot of story and uniqueness that could be explore. Nostalgic, calm and unique is the best i could say in simple words to describe this place.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

not to miss, historical and most important part of Sarajevo city culture and heritage, form Ottoman period...

Thank adi1j
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So far the cheapest place we visited in the balkans, dotted with churches, mosques and historical monuments its just the place to be!

Thank Fatima M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is like going back in time. The sights, and smells, are exciting. Just wander around, look in the shops, stop for coffee, or tea. Look around some more. You can find nearly anything here. I picked up a Turkish tea set, and other...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a trip back in time with this lovely place. Feed the pigeons, try the local delicacy cevapi or simply imbibe the atmosphere!

Thank Jazz P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious local food in small restaurants and cafe. Drink local coffee. Visit the museums and do shopping with reasonable prices.

Thank Utku T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Baščaršija is just one of the places you MUST visit when coming to Bosnia, or just Sarajevo. It is a place where you can see what the past in Bosnia looked like, during the Ottoman Empire.

Thank elvir182
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice for crafts, some walk, having a feeling of a history and traditions, many places to eat and have cevapi.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old part of Sarajevo, small alleys, no cars, lots of cafes, silversmiths, hookah bars etc. Nice to wander around.

Thank AHZambia
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