The Big Drinking Fountain

The Big Drinking Fountain has been a monument of culture and a public edifice since 17th century. It was built in Ottoman Empire style as a charity place by the person in charge of the sultan’s kitchen around 1660.This drinking fountain on the square has rich stone ornaments – a unique ear-ring, a fountain and a bird’s house. A spring of fresh cold water was led off along wooden pipes. Legend has it that whoever drinks water from this fountain, will stay in the town forever.

Used text and photos of „Samokov Guide“-Authors: Nina Hristovskа, Nevena Mitreva, Desislava Kanazirova, Lyubomir Nikolov.