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Crafts’ Alleys
Crafts’ Alleys
For over five centuries, Kazandziluk Street has cherished the hand-crafting of copper and tin-plated dishes and other items. Kazandzija – craftsmen who produce such items are well known for their skills and quality.
Location: Old Town
Kazandzija – craftsmen who produce such items are well known for their skills and quality. Back in the days, the old square (Bascarsija) had several esnafs (craft trade): abadzija (tailor who makes peasant clothes using hand-made material); atar (pharmacist/herbalist);  baltadzija (craftsman who makes balta, an ash-shaped weapon); bardakcija (potter); bicakcija (craftsman who makes knives); cizmedzija (shoe-maker); curcija (fur-dresser); halac/jorgandzija (craftsman who makes wool and cotton); halvadzija (pastry-maker); kujundzija (craftsman who makes traditional items in gold, silver and copper); sarac (saddler), tabak (leather –worker)...

Bravadziluk was a street of locksmiths’ shops. Nowadays, it is a delicious-cuisine street with numerous tiny traditional restaurants serving pies (buregdzinica), saucy meat and vegetables (ascinica) and cevapi and other grilled meat specialties (cevabdzinica). It is a must-visit attraction in Sarajevo. One of the first streets built in early 16th century was the Saraci Street. It is the central street leading to Bascarsija, named after "sarac”, a craftsman who makes and sells leather items. Some of the craftsmen were the wealthy Sarajevans and city’s benefactors.  The street holds some of the most significant cultural, historical and tourist landmarks in the city: Kolobara Inn, Ghazi Husrev-Bey’s Mosque, Kursumlija Madrasah, Hanikah, Moric Inn, Ghazi Husrev-Bey’s Bedestan (Bazaar), Tower-Clock...
Ghazi-Husrev-Bey built over two hundred shops at Sarajevo Market Square, out of which 60 were located in the Saraci Street.

Ghazi Husrev-Bey’s Street
, locally known as Zlatarska Street (Goldsmiths’ Street), is one of the most attractive streets in the old town. Its western side borders with the Ghazi Husrev-Bey’s Bedestan with numerous outdoor shops. The street also borders with Kujundziluk (tur. kujundzija – goldsmith) and Mudzeliti mali streets (ar. mudzelit – bookbinder).

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