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Sebilj in Baščaršija square.
General information
Town or city Sarajevo
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates 43°52′04″N 18°25′59″E / 43.867889°N 18.433127°E / 43.867889; 18.433127
Completed 1753
Design and construction
Architect Mehmed Pasha Kukavica

The Sebilj (Bosnian: sebilj - Turkish: sebil) is a kiosk-shaped public wooden and stone fountain.

Sarajevo's Sebilj[edit]

The Sebilj is a pseudo-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.[1] It is also frequently called "the pigeon square".

A multi-national collaborative public arts project created a life-size contemporary interpretation of the famous public fountain and landmark in Birmingham, utilising traditional Bosnian design and craft techniques and combined with modern digital technology.[2][3][4]

There is a replica of Sarajevo's Sebilj in Belgrade, Serbia, donated by the city of Sarajevo in 1989.[5]

There is a replica of Sarajevo's Sebilj in St. Louis, Missouri in the United States gifted by the Bosnian community to the city of St. Louis for its 250th birthday. [6]


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