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Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. it was built in the 15th century, when town was founded, on the north shore of river Miljacka. Word Baščaršija in Turkish means main market.

  Due to the fire in the 19th century, today Baščaršija is half the size that it once was. During the 16th century a number of commercial facilities were built, such as bezistans, hans, and caravanserais. City was an important center of trade in the Balkans and had three bezistans [covered market]. Gazi Husrev-Beg and Brusa bezistans are still standing.   Area is well preserved and restored, totally pedestrianized and it is providing very successfully “old time charm”. Somewhat surprising is that no traces of the recent war is visible anywhere in the city.

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