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.
The Sebilj Fountain can be found in the middle of the Bascarsija square, just at the eastern end of the old town (Bascarsija).
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.
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.
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.
This is the landmark of Sarajevo old town, in Pigeon Square where everybody seems to sit around and talk and drink.
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.
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.