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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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“old town” (281 reviews)
“small shops” (53 reviews)
“buy souvenirs” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 61 245 622
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Noce and safe/quite city, but how different the things were some years ago Recommendations and explanations form Asim form InfoBosnia for understanding The office is so close , offereing all services needed

Thank Libelilla M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our first trip to Bosnia and the beautiful old city of Sarajevo ... our hotel was right beside the river so an excellent location ... we stayed at the hotel president .... the bascarsija area is beautiful!!! Full of old world charm ... little cozy...More

Thank Shane M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a soul of Sarajevo, something like a main square and entrance to the old part of the city, full of restaurants and small bars typical for Bosnian culture.

1  Thank mzmirak
Reviewed 6 days ago

Typical example of Ottoman heritage, it drops you into past and think history can write amazing stories. I would recommend it everyone and it's one of top destinations in city! And don't forget to try traditional Bosnian food while exploring Bascarsija.

1  Thank aminam86
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very beautiful walk. Many cafes here - my only complaint is that most allow smoking inside. A must visit in Sarajevo.

1  Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful place that reminded me of Turkey. Great historic place where you can smell old way of living. Just... beautiful

1  Thank NewHotelSarajevo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returning to Sarajevo, a fantastic city, a blend of religions and cultures, Bascarsia is a true experience.

1  Thank Pedja S
Reviewed 1 week ago

#1 on my Sarajevo must-see list... such a fascinating and complex wee neighbourhood with lanes, alleys, nooks & crannies - something new to discover around each corner. Food, drink, handicrafts, architecture, and history. Splendid! Don't miss it!

1  Thank MaggieJane06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The roads around this area were under construction. I visited by the rental car, so it was hard work to find the path. Be careful!

Thank 聡 平
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a side trip to Sarajevo when touring Croatia. Took an early morning bus from Dubrovnik departing at 8am. This is the only 'direct' bus to Sarajevo. The new Dubrovnik bus station locates at the northern end of the city and port, and is...More

1  Thank Jack L
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