The Sebilj is an Ottoman-style wooden fountain (sebil) in the centre of Baščaršija Square in Sarajevo built by Mehmed Pasha Kukavica in 1753. It was relocated by Austrian architect Alexander Wittek in 1891. According to a local legend, visitors who drink water from this fountain will return to Sarajevo someday.



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Alyssa Welch (5 months ago)
Beautiful and good landmark to work as a central location for your exploration. Lots of food around the area as well.
Markus Oberer (5 months ago)
Beautiful historic landmark in the heart of Sarajevo.
VX_ Hybr1d (5 months ago)
Very great place with nice views and coffee shops. The fountain was great so was feeding the pigeons. The only downside was a lot of people begging for money. Would highly recommend to include in ur trip.
Ellie (10 months ago)
Sebilj is a beautiful and historic landmark located in the heart of Sarajevo's old town. This ornate, wooden fountain is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike, and it is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the city.
Berk Buldanlı (10 months ago)
today the last one is found on Baščaršija Square, where it serves as a major symbol of the city. The origins of these fountains can be traced back to the Arabian Peninsula and the custom of building sebiljs was brought to Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Ottomans. Sebiljdžija, workers who received wages from the state or a vakuf (endowment), manned the kiosks and dispensed free water to hungry passersby. This sebilj in Baščaršija dates back to the Austro-Hungarian period. The original one, built by Mehmed Pasha Kukavica, was several meters away from where Sebilj now stands, but was knocked down after being damaged during a fire. Very nice view and good symbol of the city. You can take very cool pictures with it It’s especially very good at night and when there is snow
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