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Bascarsija, Sarajevo

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Situated in one of the oldest areas in the city, Bascarsija represents an oriental bazzar where craftspeople sell their wares. Pick your way through vendor booths filled with colorful porcelain pots, brass coffee grinders, and decorative cloths. Cultures come together here: you can expect to see people in modern European garb alongside those outfitted in traditional Muslim attire. Underfoot, the old cobblestone adds interest. Buy crafts and merchandise fashioned by the hands of local artisans, and see products that unite the East and the West in a blend of colors, tastes, and smells. The ornamental fountain in the center of the square is worth a look, but be advised that thousands of pigeons gather here too. Our Sarajevo vacation route planner makes visiting Bascarsija and other Sarajevo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Although a compact city, Sarajevo offers a wide range of accommodations. Staying in Bascarsija (the old bazaar area) offers proximity to the most popular tourist attractions, long-established restaurants, and charming teahouses. Staying close to the activity won't cost a fortune in this fairly inexpensive town, and it is surprisingly peaceful late at night. You can choose from a number of historical hotels, but those travelling on a budget may prefer a private or dorm room in one of the many hostels. Modern establishments, which can have more reliable facilities, are mostly in the outskirts.
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  • No words to describe it. Every person should see it on its own. there won't be any disappointments .  more »
  • Bascarsija, Sarajevo will soon appear to all tourists. The Water Fountain is central to many Balkan towns and Cities. Bascarsija is truly at the center of Sarajevo, and take the time to enjoy and refl...  more »
  • The Bascarsija is the cobbled street old town market where Sarajevo was founded by the Ottomans in the 15th century. Great place to enjoy authentic Bosnian food at the many restaurants, plus wander th...  more »
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  • Nice place! The old city center. Traditional crafts and food.
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