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Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)

Address: Bascarsija square, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ranked #13 of 42 Attractions in Sarajevo
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Keysborough, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I walked past the Sebilj public water fountain as I strolled down the Baščaršija quarter of Sarajevo on Sunday, 11th August, 2014. Without any doubt, the Sebilj is the symbol of the city of Sarajevo. It is featured on souvenirs, billboards and even on restaurant menus! That is another reason why replicas of the Sebilj were built in Belgrade, Serbia... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is at the entrance to the old town, and so you can't really miss it. It is interesting to see, pretty when lit up and many people were using it as a photo back drop.

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South Carolina
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great place to visit and walk around. This is in the middle of the Old Town. Wall to wall shops, restaurants, and pedestrians in the area. Lots of locally made gifts and souvenirs. We were in town for two weeks and went here 6-8 times.

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Usti nad Labem
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

One of main symbols of Sarajevo, a very beautiful fountain in turkish style. Ideal for taking selfies.

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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Sarajevo used to have dozens of these fountains. Now this one stands pretty much alone, but as a very recognizable symbol of Sarajevo. It is a well-known meeting-point in the old part of the city. The nice proportions and the detailed woodwork make it a tourist- and photographers-magnet. Also, people feed pigeons here all the time, and if you are... More 

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LA, Calif
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Prior to coming to Sarajevo I read about the fountain and its importance in the history of the city. I feared not being able to find it, yet there it was awaiting our arrival as the centerpiece of the Old Town.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The fountain is a beautiful,ancient reminder of the Ottoman past. During the seige in the 90s it was a source of water for the city. It is now a symbol of perserverence, suffering and independence.

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This fountain looks fabulous by night, and shines out across Pigeon Square. Not so glamourous by day, but a really useful landmark for finding your way around

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Feel free to refill your water bottle or wash your hands, also make sure you feed the pigeons - there is a gentleman selling corn for pigeons right next to the fountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Sebilj is hard to miss. It's practically the center of Baščaršija. Public transportation stops there it's in the middle of a square at the crossroads of numerous small streets of old town. It's also one of all time favorite photo-ops of Sarajevo. In short it's a great meeting point since everyone knows where it is.

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