Bascarsija

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  • Address: Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia & Herzegovina
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +387-33580999
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Library, Walking Area, Market, Square, Family And Kids, Courtyard

The Orient, Persia and Europe couldn’t have mixed better than this. This 16th century bazaar was once twice its current formidable size; a fire in the 19th century burned half of it down. It’s surrounded on all sides by magnificent Islamic architecture. He had a bridge built across the Miljacka so a new economic centre could be built – this was followed up with the building of the region’s most famous mosque, a number of libraries, madrassa, Hanniqa. A number of commercial  properties were developed too, which included caravanserais (large courtyard-type dwellings where travellers could put up for the night). This historical gem was nearly destroyed in 1945, under the belief that such a place could contribute nothing more to the city. It’s a good thing it wasn’t – today, the place is the heart and soul of Sarajevo, a lovely collection of restaurants and shops (all good eating and shopping). The place brims with history and life, and the people watching is unlike anywhere else in Europe.

The market is set in Stadi Grad, which itself is the most historically portion of the city. So if you happen to wander of into one the crooked little roads of this place, don’t worry; there’s still plenty to see. When you’re here, check out the Sarajevo Spite House. It’s got a fun story behind the curious name.

Another thing to check out in the square is the Sebilj, also known as the pigeon square for all the birds that frequent it.

Go shopping in Bascarsija once and you will probably fall in love with it forever. This quaint 16th century market is a sensational fusion of European, Persian and Oriental styles and has something to offer to everyone. Though it doesn’t require a ticket for Bascarsija, the market can be visited with different tours. A simple 2-day tour will have different Bascarsija ticket prices. You can buy a ticket for Bascarsija tours from our ticket booking section and combine these Bascarsija tickets with various other fun attractions too!

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  • Bascarsija Address: Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Bascarsija Contact Number: +387-33580999
  • Bascarsija Timing: 24-hrs
  • Bascarsija Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Bascarsija(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Bascarsija: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Sarajevo include Bascarsija in their plan

  • 35.9% of people start their Bascarsija visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bascarsija

Monday, Thursday and Friday

57.26% of people prefer walking in order to reach Bascarsija

People normally club together Ago and Yellow Fortress while planning their visit to Bascarsija.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures