Legend of spring Tekija

The area of Kostajnica is rich in drinking water sources and one of the most famous is certainly Tekija. This stone spring was renewed by the French during their four-year rule. On the stone wall a saying is carved  “Drink brother, from God’s grace a drink is given to you!”. This inscription is still visible today on the stone wall of this spring.

The Legend of Tekija tells that the one who drinks water from Tekija shall always return to Kostajnica. Therefore, we recommend that you drink water at this spring located in the very center of the city between the parish church of St. Anthony of  Padua and the remains of the church of St. Nicholas.