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  • Halači Street runs north-south, from the southern end of Baščaršija Square toward Tabaci St. and the Miljacka River, and encounters Bravadžiluk St. on its northeastern corner. 

    This street takes its name from the artisans, known as halači, whose bazaar began to form here during the 16th century. They made use of special tools to work with materials made from cotton and later wool; they also filled comforters, produced thick robes and gowns….

    By 1951, when communist authorities had shops on the northern side of the street knocked down to enlarge Baščaršija Square, the halači bazaar was able to extend north, all the way to Sarači St.

    Halači is home to the historical site, Velike Daire, which was built during the Ottoman period as a storehouse for merchants’ goods and is now Sevdah Art House. This museum is dedicated to sevdalinka, traditional lyric songs, and their famous interpreters.

    Halači is also home to the Stari Grad Municipality Info Center and the Stari Grad Free Soup Kitchen. The latter prepares more than 1,000 meals every day for Sarajevans who are in need.