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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  • When you arrive at the capital you will see a beautiful fountain. I'd say stop by to photograph the lighting very nicely.
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  • Nestled between pedestrian streets, surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops, the Fonte is small and well preserved, but it is nothing more than... The dozens of pigeons in their surroundings are more successful in the photos of tourists...
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  • It is hard to understand why this thing is so popular. If you want to go there to take pictures, just don't. It was impossible to get close to it because of the crowd. The only time I saw only a few p...  more »
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  • Perfect monument of ottoman history. Free entrance, also opened for prayers. Nice to visit especially during holy month of Ramadan. Do not miss to visit it during stay in Istanbul. Now in phase of renewing and adaptation so maybe not in a full glare. Ask for legend about 6 minarets instead of one golden.
  • We had a lovely time in Sarajevo. It's quite busy with tourists, but it's a beautiful place everyone should visit at least once. Sebilj is one of the landmarks of Sarajevo, nice place to take pictures, especially in the evening.
  • Unavoidable historical place in the old town of Sarajevo, symbol of Baščaršija and the city itself. You can find many interesting shops around, and during the day it is common to feed pigeons in front of the Sebilj, which is really nice. The copied version tourists can find even in the USA in St. Louis.
  • Nice spot for meeting friends in the middle of Old Town of Sarajevo. There are a lot of small shops, restaurants and cafes that you can find around. Close to the tram station which makes it convenient to be reached easily. Plus it looks historical and amazing in the evening with lights from around the street.
  • Lovely city to visit, make sure that you prebook your accommodation to get the best deals. Old city has many contemporary bars and clubs to visit to cater for younger generation. Trams are the best way of getting around although taxis are cheap. Cable car is good and the view is excellent to see the city and get its full dimension. Many friendly people.
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