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The heart-shaped country's capital, Sarajevo, is known for its soulful blend of cultures, religions, art forms and schools of architecture. The city's at times grim but indubitably rich history comes to life in Baščaršija, Sarajevo's old bazaar built in the 15th century.
Throughout the 1500s, Sarajevo became a pertinent trade center with over a dozen thousand stores of various kinds. Today, when you walk the streets of Baščaršija, the tradition of boutiques, salons, ateliers, workshops and studios remains as present as ever. Souvenir shopping in Sarajevo is a matter of artistry and folklore, and the offer is of a splendid spectre: coppersmiths' authentic craftmanship, Oriental carpets, ex- Yugoslavian memorabilia, woodwork and carpentry, traditional attire and handicrafts, handmade designer pieces, reproductions of relic Bosnian jewelry.... The list goes on! Other advantages of shopping in Old Town are the incredibly modest prices, as well as taking a break from shopping to enjoy the delicious local cousine!
Photo credit: Katarina Lovric