Sebilj in Sarajevo

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This article is about sebil in Sarajevo. For other sebils, see Sebil (fountain).
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Sebilj in 2016 after main square reconstruction in 2015.
General information
Town or city Sarajevo
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates 43°51′35″N 18°25′52″E / 43.859705°N 18.431199°E / 43.859705; 18.431199
Completed 1753
Design and construction
Architect Mehmed Pasha Kukavica

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]


A multi-national collaborative public arts project created a life-size contemporary interpretation of the famous public fountain and landmark in Birmingham, using 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 donated by the Bosnian community to the city of St. Louis for its 250th birthday. [6]

There is replica of Sarajevo's Sebilj in Novi Pazar. It was also gifted by the city of Sarajevo.


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