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Onophrian Fountain, Dubrovnik
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Although heavily damaged in a 1667 earthquake, the formerly lavish Onophrian Fountain was modeled by a famous artist from Naples, Onofrio della Cava. Built in 1438, the fountain featured complex ornaments and 16 streams, which you can see today as they flow from the mouths of images along the fountain. Stop by and see why the locals have a special bond with this fountain. You can quench your thirst here, as the water is potable. Arrange your visit to Onophrian Fountain and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dubrovnik using our Dubrovnik vacation planner.
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  • Visited the old fortified city of Dubrovnik on 16 Nov. Once after entering the city via Pile Gate which is the main entrance, one will see Onophrian Fountain which is prominently-located. It was built...  more »
  • Built in 1438. This stone fountain is adorned with 16 faces or masks different. It was totally damaged by an earthquake, 1667 and its reconstruction was identical. Mana fresh drinking water from a well to 12 km deep. It is a meeting point and a place of rest for inhabitants and tourists. Nearby tourist office, who by the way had no, nothing at all, in Spanish.
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  • Situated just inside the walls, near the Pile Gate, this famous landmark was built in the 15th century. It was damaged in the 1667 earthquake but is still noteworthy