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“old town”(291 reviews)
“buy souvenirs”(17 reviews)
“burek”(64 reviews)
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 3 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing,lots of stands selling traditional bosnia items and foods,bit crowded and dirty but worth visiting nevertheless.

Thank fijuki191
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an amazing place to visit. Great atmosphere with a lot of tradition and Ottoman culture. Bascarsija is buzzing with amazing bars, restaurants, cafes and small boutique shops. Dont miss feeding the pigeons at Bascarsija square and having a traditional Bosnian coffee.

Thank Marc H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best part of Sarajevo is Bascarsija. Lots of old small shops and people that make handmade things from metal. Don't miss it

Thank mar1c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bascarsija, or Old Town as we tourists call it, is a must see in Sarajevo. Right in the Center of the city filled with shops and restaurants. Looks like both locals and tourists love this place as did we.

Thank Tripz135
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally blown away by it... history, bars,people,atmosphere,.. everything rolled into one... so glad we came.

Thank MikeM1467
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will pass by this most famous water fountain in Sarajevo in the old city. It is OK but nothing extra ordinary

Thank Nitinjohar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to eat local speciality like cevapcici in lepinja (kind of bread) or other this is the place to visit. Or if you would like to buy some souvenir or just some new woman designer bag or a footbal uniform...

Thank lejlalej
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Baščaršija is located on the north bank of the river Miljacka, in the municipality of Stari Grad. On Baščaršija there are several important historic buildings, such as the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and Sahat-kula..Bascarsiga Square has a large population of rock pigeons being fed and photographed...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Otoman part of Sarajevo City is so unique as it's truly authentic architecturally and historically. It's a home for old trades, arts and crafts. Plenty of cafe's with the offer of so called " Turkish coffee". Pretty strong but interesting experience. Plenty of opportunity to...More

Thank Darija S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must do when visiting Sarajevo. Eat the local dish cevapcici and drink loads of coffee. Watch the crowds go by and soak up the atmosphere

Thank Ravern S
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