Sebilj Fountain, Sarajevo

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    Sebilj Fountain

    by HORSCHECK Written Sep 25, 2010

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    The Sebilj Fountain was erected in pseudo-Moorish style in 1891. Slighly below the current position used to stand a fountain which was built in the middle of the 18th century, but burnt down almost 100 years later.

    According to a local legend you will quite soon return to Sarajevo, if you drink the water of the Sebilj Fountain.

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    The Sebilj Fountain can be found in the middle of the Bascarsija square, just at the eastern end of the old town (Bascarsija).

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    by Veroali Written Aug 3, 2009

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    Sebilj is an arabic word for fountain. It is special wooden fountain surrounded by houndreds pigeons, located in a small square in Bascarsija. It was built in 18.century and later relocated by czech architect Alexander Vitek. Interesting for me.

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    by kirmarsh Written Sep 26, 2007

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    A wooden fountain which is in a petty little square in the Bascarsija. The fountain is surrounded by places to stop for a coffee or burek or you could just watch all the pigeons there are masses of them. The fountain dates back to 1891 and was modelled on a stone fountain in Istanbul.

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    by sabsi Updated Jun 21, 2007

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    Sebilj fountain stands in the middle of the big square in Bašcaršija, it is surrounded by pigeons all day. You can see how the local people feed the pigeons, so I guess I know why they are there all the time ;)

    The fountain itself is made out of wood and it's the symbol of the city and probably one of the most fotographed structures in Sarajevo. For a reason. Together with the spires of the city behind it and the pigeons around it it's a great photo motif.

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    by alectrevor Updated Sep 26, 2010

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    This is the landmark of Sarajevo old town, in Pigeon Square where everybody seems to sit around and talk and drink.

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    by Tuna_ank Written Jun 30, 2010

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    This beautiful Sebil was first builded at 1753 by Mehmet pasha Kukavica.Then reconstructed again and again until 1891. You must drink water from there.

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    Sebilj

    by easterntrekker Written Aug 11, 2008

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    Built in 1891, it looks likgazebo with a fountain .Legend says if you drink from the fountain you will return to Sarajevo . It is known as pigeon square by the tourists.

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