This is the most ancient caravanserai of the entire city and is probably the most important one of all: It is composed of 40 rooms which can accommodate up to 400 people and 35 horses. Unfortunately, in 1937, a devastating fire destroyed it almost completely. It was replaced by an outdoor cinema, surrounded by large walls. Nowadays it is filled by a number of tables, with a snow cover in winter. Still a very evocative area, though.
In the Turkish neighbourhood, just behind the Bashcarsija mosque, this restaurant won't disappoint if you're looking to try some of the local specialties. They offer delicious chicken and beef, accompanied by vegetables, and also fresh fish and seafood, imported every day from Dubrovnik. One more reason to eat here, is the restaurant decoration: antique furniture in the Bosnian architecture, with 19th century paintings on the walls, ceramics and handmade textiles.
You can't leave Bosnia without going to a Cevapi party, and even in Sarajevo, there are plenty of options to chooose from. One is the Cevabdzinica Ferhatovic Petica, where you can try some of the local dishes in a very nice place which also happens to be very cheap. The portions are generous, and the food is top quality. The atmosphere is nice - traditional, but with a modern twist. They don't serve alcoholic drinks but you can smoke here. It opened in 1984, the year of the Olympic games, but the tradition has been known in Sarajevo since 1957, when the Ferhatovic family opened the Cevabdzinica for the first time in the city.
Often in a curled sausage shape and totally delicious. This Buregdžinica in the centre of Sarajevo old town is a great place to enjoy this very affordable snack. It still has decorations from the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics.