Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), Sarajevo

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At Baščaršija square amid a Middle Eastern-style market, Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain) represents a pseudo-Ottoman wooden fountain that dates from 1754. Although the original one burned in 1852, the fountain was reconstructed and the current version dates back to 1891. Visit the spot to see where travelers used to refresh themselves: a government official would be appointed to stand there and fill pots with water, which he would then give free to anyone who was thirsty. Today, the fountain is one of the favorite photographic spots in Sarajevo. Plan your visit to Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Sarajevo online travel planner .
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  • The Sebilj (fountain) in the square sometimes called "Pigeon Square" is an iconic symbol of Sarajevo and probably the most-visited and - photographed place in the city. Except in the morning, it is us...  more »
  • Cute and very beautiful izmir square especially for children very fun birds everywhere ... also in the adjacent cafe coffee enjoyment.
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  • January, went in the dead of winter, but many tourists as well as pigeons around. Never touch the water, cold. This is where the heart of the old town.
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  • Great historical place. Really nice to visit with friends, family or alone. There are a lot of restaurants, cake shops and cafés. You can also see some traditional handcrafts, a lot of mosques, churches and other interesting buildings around
  • It's a still working properly wooden spring. Free water for everyone. You can buy pidgeon food and feed them. Very crowded in summer. But you can still catch a good picture of the pigeons. Beware of pickpocket.
  • it is a charming little square that reflects the past presence of Ottoman empire, a lot of good grill places around......people buy grains and feed too many pigeons on the square...
  • Nice central Town square where you can find a working old style water fountain. The wooden structure that surrounds it in great condition.
  • Symbol of Sarajevo. Sebilj is a pseudo-Ottoman-style wooden fountain (sebil) in the centre of Baščaršija square in Sarajevo built by Mehmed Pasha Kukavica in 1753. for the purpose of ritual cleaning for muslim prayer. It was relocated and redesigned by Austrian architect Alexander Wittek in 1891. There is a replica of Sarajevo's Sebilj in Belgrade, Serbia, donated by the city of Sarajevo in 1989. Another replica in St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States, was donated by the Bosnian community to the city of St. Louis for the city's 250th birthday. A third replica is in Novi Pazar, also a gift from the city of Sarajevo. Fourth one is in Turkey.
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