We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Big Drinking Fountain

Samokov, Samokov 2000, Bulgaria
Save
Review Highlights
Small stop

You can drink water there :) you can take a photo. It is close to the bus station. See it, maybe... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2017
Berg S
See it

Nice construction. If you travel in Samokov you can make a stop at the Big Drinking Fountain and... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2017
Bogdan B
,
Brasov, Romania
Read all 13 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Big Drinking Fountain has been a monument since the 17th C. It was built in Ottoman Empire style as a charity place by the person in charge of the sultan’s kitchen circa 1660.The fountain on the square has rich stone ornaments – a unique ear-ring and a bird’s house. A spring of fresh cold water was led off along wooden pipes. Legend says whoever drinks from it will stay in the town forever.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average30%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Jun 21, 2017
“Small stop”
Apr 21, 2017
“See it”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Samokov, Samokov 2000, Bulgaria
Write a ReviewReviews (13)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter
Reviewed June 22, 2017

You can drink water there :) you can take a photo. It is close to the bus station. See it, maybe you will like it

Thank Berg S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Nice construction. If you travel in Samokov you can make a stop at the Big Drinking Fountain and, why not, try the water.

Thank Bogdan B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Lovely small fountain sitting quietly and lonely in the middle of the bus terminal. A small amount of charm in a basic town.

Thank teamflames
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed December 25, 2016

The Big Drinking Fountain is near the buss station. Its great place to take a selfie or tag yourself in the city.

Thank George S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice historical fountain found in a small Bulgarian town which doesn't have much to be proud of. You can't miss it. It's right in centre by the bus station

Thank MatthewASharp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Samokov
Bistrica Hotel
5 reviews
.09 km away
Kokoshkovata Boutique House
4 reviews
1.37 km away
Hotel Arena
14 reviews
1.61 km away
Chamkoria
1 review
5.01 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Mechana Starata Kashta
94 reviews
1.24 km away
Kokoshkova kashta
43 reviews
1.36 km away
Restaurant Derby
18 reviews
1.22 km away
Kaimakanovata kashta
9 reviews
1.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
Borovets Ski Resort
1,189 reviews
6.95 km away
Historical Museum
11 reviews
2.37 km away
Barakli Mosque
9 reviews
.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Big Drinking Fountain staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit