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Baakline Sebil

El Chouf District

· El Chouf

The Baakline Sebil is one of the few well preserved Ottoman Sebils in Lebanon.

A Sebil refers to a public water fountain, usually built at crossroads in order to provide free drinking water in the Ottoman empire.

Like its counterparts, Beirut Sebil and Baabda Sebil, it was built under Sultan Abed al-Hamid II (r. 1876-1909), in the context of major infrastructure projects all over the empire.

The design of this Sebil reflects to some levels Ottoman Neo Baroque architecture. On its northern façade, a marble slab holds an inscription commemorating the construction of the Sebil, dated in the year 1308 AH. or 1890 AD.

The Sebil of Baakline is one of the many neglected monuments of Ottoman Lebanon.

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Karim Sokhn

Tour Operator & Tour Guide

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