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Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)

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Address: Bascarsija square, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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a nice fountain considered to be the real center of old Sarajevo. Remains of the Ottoman Empire, now a touristic place full of people and pigeons.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cremona, Italy
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can push your way through the hundreds of pigeons and people taking selfies, take a drink from the fountain and fill your flask. The water tastes well and is nicely cold.

Thank SebaekOfCPH
Cremona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a nice fountain considered to be the real center of old Sarajevo. Remains of the Ottoman Empire, now a touristic place full of people and pigeons.

Thank cmagnoli
Varazdin, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As we walked through the city part called Bascarsija, at one point we also reached this fountain. Its one of the well known attractions in old Sarajevo, and its a kind of must see in Sarajevo. Nice foto spot to take a picture. If there are not to many tourists you will be able to drink water from this fountain.

Thank Kristian K
Koper, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the center of Bascarsija there is always populated fountain! If there is no people ( I guess never or very rarely) then it is full of pigeons! looking by the postcards this is city’s one of the most recognizable symbol! You can drink from the fountain, pose for photos or feed pigeons. When I was been there It was... More 

Thank Sandi L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A historic place located in the middle of the old market, but you will not notice as a remarkable place, it would be better if government took certain procedures to organize.

Thank Dr-Suad A
Pietarsaari, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in the Old Town of Sarajevo, so I saw the Sebelj fountain every day. Bascarsija is the heart of Old Sarajevo. In the center of it is Sebilj (a kiosk-like public fountain), which is city’s one of the most recognizable symbol. Today, only a portion of the once great bazaar remains, but walking along its cobblestone streets gives... More 

Thank leffex
United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

مكان جميل يعتبر هذا الشيء من معالم المدينة القديمة ولابد لك ان تزورة وتحظى بتجربة شرب المياه منه انه مكان ممتع ويتجمع عنده الناس والزوار بكثرة nice place This is a bit of the old city And should you be visiting And enjoy the experience of drinking water from it It is a fun place And gather people and visitors... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This fountain seems to be a meeting place for many. It is also one entrance to the old town with its Ottoman influenced buildings. People drink from the fountain, pose for photos, and feed pigeons by it. It can get quite crowded. There are several cafes surrounding it which are good people watching and coffee drinking opportunities after a long... More 

Thank ptyduke
Al Madinah Province, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This public drinking fountain was built in 1753 funded by Bosnian vizier Mehmed Pasha Kukavica. This has a turbulent history and reconstructed many times in history.The present structure was given in 1891.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

You can find everything here, small souvenir shops, restaurants, bars, groceries, currency exchange. You can take a walk up the hill where you can find a fortress and have a view of the city or seat in a cofe shop surrounded by the nature. Is the centre of all things.

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