Around the main entrance, the Bazerdžani čaršija was formed. The čaršija Kazaz is situated to the west, and to the north sit both the čaršija Sedlar and Sarača. The most significant buildings constructed during this period are the mosques. Baščaršija’s famous mosque was built by Havedža Durak in 1528, and Gazi Husrev-beg built his mosque in 1530.
Coppersmith street at Bascarsija in sarajevoWalking through the Baščaršija brings you back in time and gives you a glimpse into Ottoman Sarajevo as each street in Baščaršija is dedicated to another craft, the most interesting being the traditional metalwork, jewellery, and pottery shops. One of the oldest streets in Baščaršija is the Kazandžiluk street (Coppersmith street), which was once a part of a larger copper craft guild and today is the place to buy a traditional souvenir, copper products decorated using special techniques passed down through generations.