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The historical and cultural center of the city of Sarajevo

Obala Kulina bana 10, 71000 Sarajevo

Bascarsija is Sarajevo’s market place and the historical and cultural center of the city. Bascarsija was built in the 15th century, when Isa Beg Ishakovic founded the city. The word Bascarsija comes from the word just”, which means “mainin Turkish, so Bascarsija means main street”.

Due to the great fire in the 19th century, Bascarsija is two times smaller than it used to be.

Opening hours


Marketplace 7:00 -18:99