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Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)

Bascarsija square, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ranked #14 of 41 attractions in Sarajevo
Type: Historic Sites
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This meeting point is near or is the center of the Old Town. It is a part of a square with eateries and shops. Lit at night for good photo taking this fountain is operational and safe to drink....or at least I didn't get sick. If you drink from the fountain you are sure to return to Sarajevo or so... More

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Bitburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I walked by this fountain many times during my 4 days in Sarajevo, and there were always clusters of people and pigeons congregating here. It is typical of the traditional fountains which have disappeared from most of Sarajevo. The water is still good quality if you don't mind sharing with pigeons.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Situated in what is sometomes known as pigeon square. You can but corn here to fees the pigeons. There is also taxi stand off the square. The fountain itself is an interesting drinking fountain that is still used today.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is nice to come here in day and night to see different views of this symbolic fountain. A must see of Sarajevo.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Beautiful area that you will no doubt see, located a 3min walk from the Latin bridge where Franz Ferdinand was assassinated precipitating the events of WWI. Go for a walk and see it all (equally beautiful at night as during he day - and totally safe)

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It is a fountain reminding the past, not the ancient but the almost recent history. Birds inviting you to cheer together...

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It is said that if you drink from the Sebilj Brunnen you will return to Sarajevo. Today and it was back in the day it is a meeting and socializing place for locals, tourists and pigeons. The water that is coming out of the fountain is fresh, clean and cool (contrary to what other reviewers have written). Bottom Line: It... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

A beautiful fountain in the heart of Baščaršija built in the 1891. Still looks amazing. You just cannot visit Sarajevo and miss this monument.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Do bring your leftovers bread (which is abundant in Bosnia) and feed those pigeons - a cheap but fun experience especially for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Built in 1891 from a design by Czech architect Alexander Wittek, the stone and timber Moorish-style fountain is the centerpiece of the main square in the old town. You can drink fresh cold water from the public fountain in Sebilj square and, according to local legend, you won’t stay away for long.

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