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“Spoiled by the Pigeons” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)

Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)
Bascarsija square, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ranked #14 of 41 Attractions in Sarajevo
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Perth, United Kingdom
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65 attraction reviews
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“Spoiled by the Pigeons”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The open area on which the Sebilj Brunnen sits is overcome by pigeons, encouraged by a guy feeding them on a regular basis. It makes the place feel dirty (and it is dirty with the stuff that pigeons do as a result of the feeding). A bit of tender loving care in the area would also make the experience more memorable for the right things. Despite this, the Sebilje Brunnen is where millions stop to have their photo taken as a memory of Sarajevo, and then move on.

Visited October 2013
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“A piece of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

You cant miss this while in Old Town, so dont worry - youll find it! Its a piece of history, surrounded by people in all ages. Feed some birds, just stand there and enjoy or take a great picture!

Visited August 2012
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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“Cool Water”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were told you can drink the water here and filled our plastic bottles. On a burning hot day, I did not worry about what may be in it! LOL!

Visited June 2013
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Maryland
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“Watch the dogs and what they leave.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Wild, stray dogs enjoy the shade of the fountain. The water is fine to drink. We refilled our water bottles everyday and no issues.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great if you like pigeons”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

As the locals sell packets of food for the pigeons, the place is inundated with hundreds of them.
The fountain itself is an attractive feature in the old town, & situated in a pedestrian plaza

Visited October 2012
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