DESTINATIONS bosnia and herzegovina sarajevo Shopping Kalajdzisalihovic Design
If it’s a pair of Turkish-style slippers or mules is what you’re looking for, then try Ahmed Kalajdzisalihovic’s design shop. This establishment's business dates back to 1822, and its beautifully adorned footwear is nowadays exported throughout Europe.
- Address: Saraci Street 15, Sarajevo
- Phone: +387 62 983 652
- Opening House: Daily 9am-9pm
- More Info: https://www.facebook.com/Kalajdzisalihovic-Design-868349376643952/
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Ferhadija Pedestrian Street
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