This is the oldest part of the city, designed in the oriental style and full of souvenir shops and public fountains from which visitors can drink natural clean mountain water. This part of town has been the main trading center between eastern and western traveling dealers since the 15th century. Today shops sell traditionally home made souvenirs including old oriental coffee sets, carpets, jewels Balkan music instruments, local food specialties and many other items. Each summer there is a n international cultural festival called Bascarsija's Nights.