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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

    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.

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    Ferhadija shopping and nightlife street

    by FRONA Updated Apr 19, 2006

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    Ferhadija

    This is a long street connecting M Tita avenue and bASCARSIJA. You can find a lot of internationa brands here such as ms selfridge, Benneton, gerry weber etc.

    From TIMES on Line:
    Ferhadija, the city?s pedestrianised main street, has a huge number of pavement caf?s, where chic young Sarajevans drink coffee and eat ice-cream in the afternoon sun and old men gather around a giant communal chess set in the leafy shade of a public square. The city?s nightlife, centred here, is acquiring a Europe-wide reputation.

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    Bascarsija: National crafts

    by Rusket Updated Apr 13, 2006

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    Main square, Bascarsija
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    There are small craft shops all over Bascarsija, I could not possibly write tips about all of them. Thus I have placed 5 pictures here and 8 in a TL.

    In addition to the crafts shops you find clothes and food stores, too.

    What to buy: Silver. gold and other metal works, filigran, intarzia, knitted and wowen products.

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    STR Audio - Video CD Club: Historical Shopping Mall

    by Gokcecicek Updated Mar 12, 2006

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    Inside of the Bezistan
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    It is a very nice old building. As far as I remember a Hamam (local historical bath) was transformed into a small shopping mall. You should go in there, especially when you are cold. It is like a warm heaven in the center of the cold weather :)

    Find the STR Audio-Video CD Club in the shoppin mall. The owner speaks fluently English and there is variety of music and stuff there.

    What to buy: You can find music, clothes, books, jewelry :)

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    Local Market: Local Food

    by Gokcecicek Written Feb 8, 2006

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    Local market

    Balkan Region is famous with its delicious meat. By coincidence, while rushing from one meeting to the other, we discovered this place. It is in the Center of the city near the old town. We bought wonderful dried meat. Althoug I finished it long ago, the taste is still there. Eat the dried meat with great local alcohol. (local raki)

    What to buy: All sort of meat stuff, cheese, butter etc.

    What to pay: Very very reasonable compared to my country. We have pastirma in Turkey which is dried meat as well. The driet meat in Bosnia is nearly the 1/3 price of our pastirma.

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    Bascarsija: If you are looking for gold

    by vesna04 Updated Oct 8, 2005

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    This Bazar offers a large variety of gold and silver jewelry. The prices seem to be o.k.. ,perhaps little cheaper than back home. I bought a birthday present for my sister in law, and I think I had a fear deal.

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    All over Bascarsija: Oriental suveniers

    by vesna04 Updated Oct 8, 2005

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    Bascarsija is the pace where you can find a great giffts or suveniers. The shops are selling goods hand made from copper, wood, silk etc It is not the cheapest place in the world but it is not that bad eather.

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    Buy Books: Books, music, coffee and more

    by travelbug102 Updated Sep 3, 2005

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    cafe in the book store

    Fantastic chain of Bosnian-owned book shops (2 in Sarajevo, 1 in Mostar). A great variety of books in English and Bosnian languages, including many books that are impossible to find elsewhere.

    Buy Book also sells music and has a large cafe in their central Sarajevo location and a smaller cafe in their other Sarajevo location. But more than that, they also have their own record label and book publishing business, including many different regional Bosnian guidebooks (authored by Tim Clancy who did the Bradt guide). Very friendly and helpful staff

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    Budo Gallery: Masters at Work

    by travelbug102 Updated Sep 3, 2005

    Like many places in Sarajevo, the artisans working here are so outgoing and friendly. If only the majority of shops were like this in Europe I'd probably be completely loaded down with souvenirs and art. I really enjoy watching them work

    What to pay: I didn't haggle much, only asked to get a small knick-nac thrown in for free with my purchase.

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    Sarajevo artisans at work: forget the tourist t-shirts

    by travelbug102 Updated Sep 30, 2004
    i'll take one of everything - please

    I'm kicking myself for not going on a no-holds-bar shopping spree and just mailing all the things back via FedEx. Truly, Sarajevo had the most to offer in terms of art, metal & wood engravings, clothes and knick-nacks (so that's what they did with all those bullet casings). I even got pulled into a carpet shop, just like how I envision shopping in Turkey would be. There are some really fine craftsmen (and ladies) here. My copper engraved plate will have to suffice until my next trip.

    What to buy: Engravings
    Carpets
    Shoes
    Leather goods

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    Mercator, WIZA, Inter-Ex, OBI and etc.: SHOPING CENTRES AND BUTIQUES

    by Lloyd7 Written Aug 30, 2004

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    SHOPING CENTRES

    › Eurobazar - Robna kuæa Èelik
    Ferhadija

    › Ilidža
    Džemala Bijediæa

    › Inter-Ex
    Stupska bb

    › Lisca Shop
    Ferhadija 3
    Kulina bana

    › LPS Shops
    Grbavièka 40
    Zmaja od Bosne 50
    Ferhadija 35
    Mula Mustafe Bašeskije

    › Mercator Centre
    Ložionièka 16 65 69 66

    › Robot Commerce
    Hakije Kulenoviaæa bb
    Azize Šaèirbegoviæ bb
    Humska1
    21 29 41


    › Sagro
    Stupska bb

    › SKENDERIJA – Shoping Centre
    Terezija bb 20 12 03

    › Staniæ
    Bojnièka 31 45 10 11

    › WF Comerc WISA
    Kurta Šorka 7 77 51 50

    › WF Comerce
    Put života bb 65 19 78

    › MEXX
    Ferhadija street

    FASHION CLOTES

    › Benetton Shop
    Maršala Tita 33
    Merkator-Ložionièka 16
    Visa Centar 20 79 68
    28 62 35

    › City Fashion
    Štrosmajerova
    Privredni grad Skenderija
    Shoping Centar Wisa 76 65 11

    › Exit
    Ferhadija 26 061 20 57 24

    › Tom Tailor
    Ferhadija 2 20 75 68

    › Gas
    Muvekita 1
    Wisa-Baèiæi bb 44 02 71
    45 91 34

    › Point Mexx
    Ferhadija 14 66 83 27

    › Morgan
    Visa Centar

    › Jones
    Ferhadija

    › Nichola's
    Zelenih beretki 3 21 52 02

    › Baldinini
    Ferhadija 19 21 03 08

    › Bata
    Ferhadija 14
    Wisa Baèiæi bb 21 97 42
    45 03 15

    › Kicker s
    Ferhadija 14 21 01 19

    › Chicco
    Zelenih beretki

    › Dr. Martens
    Ferhadija 11 21 17 33

    › Uzor Shop
    Ferhadija 17 53 84 04

    › Palmers
    Wisa-Baèiæi bb 45 39 88

    › Wolford
    Ferhadija14 21 08 59

    › Gema Commerce
    Ferhadija 26 23 23 15

    › Azzaro
    Robot centar
    Maršala Tita 29 21 58 44

    › Skiny
    Ferhadija 1 20 71 54

    › Basket Sportwear
    Štrosmajerova 1
    Branilaca grada Sarajeva 21 82 68
    21 05 25
    20 90 02

    › Max Mara
    Wisa Shopping Centar

    › Targa
    Èumurija 5 65 02 91

    › Sam Shop d.o.o.
    Štrosmajerova 1
    Mala aleja 1
    Koševo 18
    Bare bb 26 81 22
    21 57 99
    21 76 90

    › Sarajevo Tekstil
    20 30 72 direkcija

    › Sarajevo Takstil - Modna kuæa
    Ferhdija 11 44 28 25
    20 20 49

    › Sarajevo Tekstil - woman
    Titova 32 21 53 20

    › Eurobazar - Robna kuæa Èelik
    Ferhadija 29 21 36 63 direkcija
    47 01 20

    What to buy: It is cheep compare to the EU prices.

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    Robot Commerce

    by travelife Updated May 15, 2004

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    A moderm supermarket where you can find all you may need. Take the tram from the old town or take an hour of educational walk from the same along Milijacka. Prices are cheaper than western Europe and credit cards are accepted. Also it would be an opportunity to see the Bosnian metropolites. Sales people shockingly don't speak English enough but you can make your way through. If you are in Sarajevo more than couple of days you may find many of your favorit brands here. Its a newly-built red-colored large building.

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    Begistan 1

    by travelife Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    Bezistan (web-pic)

    Bezistan or covered market is an Ottoman arrangement and sometimes built underneath a mosque. This also serves as a source of income for the mosque other than voluntary donation. Almost all the mosques built centuries ago have this kind of arrangement.

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    Misc.: Turkish souvenirs in the old town 3

    by travelife Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    This copper-work also traces the link of Turkish influence. Some shops here are doing business for generations and though the shops are full, there is'n enough sale I guess. So, buy some souvenirs if you wanna help them carrying on this business and preserving this old tradition of business in the old town.

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