Bascarsija, Sarajevo

4.7
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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  • The place is very good. You can shop and dine. There are doughnuts, meatballs, sweets in the vicinity. You can get money-casters, souvenirs, supermarkets or pharmacies.
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  • The central area for Sarajevo. It is full of restaurants, mosques, bars and history. I visited here everyday while I stayed in Sarajevo.  more »
  • They have an old saying in Sarajevo if you drink from it’s water, you will come again. I drank gallons from this water, it’s tasty and I would love to visit Sarajevo again.  more »
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  • Old part of the city from with cultural heritage from the ottoman period. Here you can find shop with handmade staff, different restaurants, coffee places, souvenir shops etc. It's must see the place if you are in Sarajevo
  • Place to visit when in Sarajevo. A bit of Orient in heart of Europe. Fine local food to taste and some souvenirs to take home.
  • If you want to go back in past this is the place, everything is traditional, form style of buildings, the way of making jewelery. Everyone how wants to visit Bosnia should definitely go to Baščaršija
  • The place where you can meet old Ottoman architecture and enjoy delicious food
  • Amazing views and experience! This is a very diverse cultural and architectural area of Sarajevo. There are many amazing shops and restaurants located in a small area. There are a lot of shops with counterfeit goods. It detracts from the beauty of the area. As a tourist, be sure to really pay attention and walk around before you purchase souvenirs. You will notice many shops carry the same wares, but vary in prices. There are many signs around warning of pickpockets. There seems to be a substantial police presence, but you should always keep your valuables secured.
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