Sebilj

It is a pseudo-Ottoman-style wooden fountain built 1753. There used to be hundreds of sebiljs in Sarajevo, but today the last one is found on Baščaršija, where it serves as a major symbol of the city.

Sebilj or Sebil is an Arabic word for “way”, but as a term it refers to a charity, a very old institution, a fountain of a special shape in squares, where serogyas seized water from the riverbed and supplied the thirsty for free.

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