Pijaca Markale


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Pijaca Markale

What once was the scene of a deadly attack (the market was targeted during the Siege of Sarajevo) now functions as a fruit and vegetable market. The horrendous events of the past are still commemorated in the back wall of the market and serve as reminder of Sarajevo's turbulent past.


Sarajevo has everything to offer the discerning shopaholic – be it traditional craftwork, the latest high street fashions, or simply markets in which to meander. Whatever your shopping needs, be sure to leave room in your luggage for the gifts you’ll undoubtedly take home. Start your shopping spree in the Bascarsija area - a maze of shopping streets in the old town. Specific crafts are located together, so if you want a nice piece of gold jewellery, then Gazi-Husrev Bey Street will cater to your needs, while in Kazandziluk Street you’ll be able to find that copper Turkish coffee set you've always wanted. For Western-style, high street fashions and boutiques, Fernandina street and its environs are where you want to head.