Sarajevo Shopping

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    BBI Center: In the heart of city

    by Odiseya Updated Sep 30, 2014

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    BBI Center in Sarajevo is sophisticate shopping center and functional business and recreational complex.
    It is huge space!

    In basement you could go in supermarket or nice chocolate shop. On other floors you will find many shops with popular brands and restaurant.

    Inside is not allowed to use your camera.

    BBI Center
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    1984 Olympics

    by Dabs Updated Aug 7, 2013

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    The 1984 winter Olympics still appear to be a great source of pride for the residents of Sarajevo, we still saw the Olympic rings several places and while shopping along the streets in _____, we found plenty of items with Vucko, the wolf that was the mascot of the Olympics. Since almost all of the souvenirs appeared to be new, I would have to assume that they are still being manufactured as a real souvenir would be almost 30 years old. But I still thought it was a cool souvenir to bring home so I bought a stuffed Vucko and a Vucko coffee cup for almost nothing. We did see one item that appeared to be original in an antique shop but he was just a little too expensive.

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  • Slastičarna Sarajbosna: Great baklava and other sweets to bring home

    by brandi05 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sarajbosna is one of the many fine slastičarne in Sarajevo. I don't know whether their baklava is "the best", but it's certainly excellent. What's more, the people there know how to wrap it tightly so that your box of baklava has a good chance of surviving a plane trip.

    What to buy: Baklava of course! There are at least three different varieties you may want to try.

    What to pay: About 20 BAM for 1 kg of Baklava.

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    around Bascarsija: Shopping for local souvenirs

    by picek Updated Dec 20, 2010

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    Anything associated with Sarajevo can be bought at Bascarsija. Copper products, Bosnian carpets, gold and silver ware, ethnic clothes, Vucko t-shirts and mugs, bags, books, coffee, sweets, sheep skin, shoes, belts, toys, scarfs, cloth shops and endless list of small souvenirs. Few antique shops to browse if it appeals. Great and busy labirynth is that Bascarsija - taking the same place for centuries, always there for trade - sellers and shoppers mingle with eachother till night. Has patina. Some barganing is possible, you'll feel when it's allright to do so. Not too excessive, though.

    When it 'extends' into pedestrian main road,into Austro-hungarian built Ferhadija, there are another type of shops - higher end, multinational and/or boutique. Kind of sterile feeling. Prices tagged and fixed here, speaking of the other principles brought to Bosnian cosmos.

    What to buy: For kids: bring them friendly Vucko t-shirt design. For dads and mums in cold climates: woolen socks. For yourself if you can take: intricately designed Bosnian carpets. For smoker: copper ashtray. For coffee lover: copper dzezva and cups. For people with special taste: kajmak, the soft white cheese and halvas. For meat lovers: dried meats. For beer lovers: Sarajevsko pivo. For music lover: CD with Bosnian sevdah singer (or many them).

    And one can always load a bag of (good) books here.

    What to pay: Vucko t-shirt was 10 KM when I bought one (for three year old).

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    Vucko Souvenirs

    by HORSCHECK Written Sep 26, 2010

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    Souvenirs with the mascot of the XIV Olympic Winter Games, which were held in Sarajevo in 1984 can be found in almost all souvenir shops.

    The mascot was Vucko, a cute little wolf who later became probably the most famous Olympic mascot.

    Even I couldn't resist and finally bought a little cup with Vucko and the orange logo of the games. It cost 5 KM (about 2,5 Euro).

    My Vucko cup
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    market, special shops: Okra or bamija

    by picek Updated Jul 30, 2010

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    When in Sarajevo - meet their 'bamija' or okra, or lady fingers if you prefer to call it like that. This is one of the best vegetables that grow here and used in Bosnian dishes.

    What to buy: Bamija or okra is expensive. I don't remember if they differ much from other lady fingers, still - they're grown locally and perhaps they deserve their price. In april we came accross dried okras, necklaced on a string; if you prefer raw ones you will have to wait until summer. They come in different sizes, most interesting ones in the size of a nail, maybe 1 cm longest in that range.

    What to pay: 60 KM per kilo, usually.

    okra, Bosnian bamija
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  • Bascarsija's bazaars: A pleasant way of shopping

    by Veroali Written Aug 14, 2009

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    I love bazaars and markets and i could walk around and watch for days. In the center in Bascarsija, there is a net of narrow streets with small shops, restaurants, where is possible to buy almost everything. Simply oriental bazaar. But i was quite surprise, because the sellers don't ask you to come and see, don't show anything to you and don't make you to buy anything. Such a quiet oriental bazaar.

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  • BBI: Mall

    by Veroali Written Aug 14, 2009

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    BBI is the usual shopping center with fashion stores... but there is a nice park in front of it, where people relax, actually it is very old, i guess the oldest, cemetery in Sarajevo.

    What to buy: clothes, jewelery,...

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    Copper Alley- Bascarsija: Copper Products

    by easterntrekker Written Aug 11, 2008

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    Hand crafted copper products

    We couldn’t resist buying some hand crafted copper skewers…they are great and don’t burn on the barbecue!! You should bargain, it’s expected!! In fact there are many fabulous copper products in Bascarsija…the coffee sets are wonderful too!!

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    shopping mall: Bezistan

    by kirmarsh Written Sep 26, 2007

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    Traditional Mall. This is a domed market place that was built in 1551 by the grand vizier Rustem-pasha, who dealt with silk manufacturing. It has six large domes (cupalas) and is still used as a market place.

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    shopping on Bascarsija

    by darkulix27 Written Jul 20, 2007

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    Bascarsija is the main shopping area for tourists where you will find souveniers, boutiques etc.
    Also you can go to market and for less money find interesting things, there are several markets.
    There are also big Shopping-centers all over Sarajevo so you can find everything, from cheap things to exclusive brands like Armani, Joop etc.

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    local shops: all tourists visit Bascarsija

    by adonai_2012 Written Jul 18, 2007

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    Relax, take it easy and BARGAIN!:D

    What to buy: Whatever you like.... carpets are awesome and at Morica Han location at Bascarsija of excellent quality... silver.... you'll see - there's lotsa interesting stuff for a country on European continent... Like a souk, small one, in Tunisia for example...yet Bosnian due to the Turkish origin.

    What to pay: hahaha

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  • Buybook / Café KARABIT: English Books

    by sabsi Updated Jun 21, 2007

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    If you are searching for good English speaking books try this very nice shop which is a cafe as well as a bookshop. In my opinion it's a bit more cafe than a bookshop, it actually should be the other way around.

    Anyway, I was happy with what I found here (I had been looking for a good bookshop during the whole trip already!).

    What to buy: Books on Arts. Books on Sarajevo. Travel Guides. Stories. Poems. Pictures. And the "Sarajevo Survival Guide" I wrote about in my "Local Customs" tip.

    What to pay: It depends on the book you buy but I was happy to pay 23KM and that the Credit Card machine worked suddenly so that I could pay for it ;)

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    lot of small shops and boutiques: the old town - tradition

    by catherineneill Written Jun 5, 2007

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    there are many small booths or shops in the old town selling traditional ottoman or bosniak crafts. hookah pipes, religious artefacts, miniature mosques........its all there and makes a fantastic souvenir of this wonderful and strange place.

    What to buy: water pipe? arabic artefacts, turkish calligraphy

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    Bezistan shopping center

    by FRONA Updated Apr 19, 2006

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    Bezistan
    If you have been to Istanbul`s bazaar complex, you`ll recognise the spacious Ottoman architecture of this beautifully restored covered market that was built by Gazi Husrev-beg in 1555. There are a lot of arts and crafts as well as gold and silver stores to be found here.

    Interesting to know, Gazi Husrev-Beg (1480-1541) was a Bosniak beg in the Ottoman Empire during the first half of the 16th century. He was an effective military strategist, and the greatest donor and builder of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    He was born in Serres, Greece, to a Bosniak father and a Turkish mother, who was the daughter of the Sultan. Thus, Gazi Husrev-Beg was Sultan Beyazid II's grandson. A brilliant strategist and politician, in 1521 he became the governor of the Ottoman province of Bosnia.

    Bezistan
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