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. Put Bascarsija at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sarajevo trip itinerary planning app .
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  • It is very pleasant to stroll through Bascarsija for its atmosphere, its very beautiful Ottoman monuments. Essential.
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  • Great old town. You can experience the spirut if the orient. Many small workshops and traducional restaurant. Beatiful tourist atraction  more »
  • Popular and crowded, but nice to have a coffee, a stroll around and peoplewatching. A bit too many peagens...  more »
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  • Before you come to Sarajevo, please looks at the pictures from the time of war. It will give you a new perspective of this beautiful city and amazing citizens who came a long way in less than 25 years. Check my pics included. Some are of the old ones (war) are not directly from Baščaršija but are from the city of Sarajevo to give you an idea. Anyway, Baščaršija is the best place in Sarajevo to eat Bosnian food (čevapčiči and baklava) and drink Bosnian coffee :)
  • Bascarsija is the old part of Sarajevo with wide variety of craft shops and handmade products. Traditional food is served and feeding pigeons is a must.
  • must see. really nice piece of historical heritage
  • A must see in Sarajevo, with mosque, many shops selling crafts, and traditional restaurants.
  • Love it. Food coffe everithing amaizing. You can hvave baklava whitch is a famous bosnian dessert and it is fantastic. Take the one from the nuts it is my favourite. Also take cevapi that is famous bosnian meal at bistro Željo. But they dont serve alcohol. You can have a drink on the bar nex to it and they wil bring the food there. Also a lot of nice souvenirs to buy. In the center the souvenirs are a little bit pricey unlike the rest of the tovn but they are worthwhile.............
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