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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  • Place with a lot of people and cafes where you can try the best Bosnian coffee. Also, very rich in culture what makes it interesting. And if you decide to visit it don't forget to go for some ćevapi.  more »
  • You can't really visit Sarajevo without encountering this spot at some stage. Located in the centre of the old town, it is a pleasant square, populated by pigeons, locals and tourists. There are sever...  more »
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  • This is a landmark in Sarajevo and right at the centre of the old town, very close to many other important places, like the brudge where Franz Ferdinand shot (leading to the start of WWI). It was built to supply free water to travellers, hence the name Sebilj, which means exact that ("free water for travellers"). Drinking from that fountain means you'll come back to Sarajevo in local folklore.
  • I love this place, there are a lot, lot of birds and you can feed them. Of course you have to go and eat kebab near Sebilj. Go to Kurto and eat kebab, trust me it is best there
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