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Onofrio's Fountains in Dubrovnik

Onofrio's Great Fountain - view from the city wallsOnofrio's Great Fountain - view from the city walls
Onofrio's Small Fountain is situated next to the Bell TowerOnofrio's Small Fountain is situated next to the Bell Tower

Onofrio's Great Fountain is the first sight your eyes are drawn when you enter the Old Town via Pile Gate. This fountain was constructed in 1438 to bring water from the River Dubrovacka, located some 12 km away. It was designed by architect Onofrio Giordano della Cava.

The domed fountain was originally decorated with many sculptures but they were lost in the 1667 earthquake. Nowadays there are 16 carved heads through which water flows into a drainage pool.



Today this fountain is a popular meeting point for locals and tourists. The fountain water is safe for drinking, so it is an ideal spot to fill up your bottle. If you are walking along the city walls, you will find some good points to photograph this fountain from above. 

Onofrio's Small Fountain is located at the end of the Stradun, next to the Bell Tower. It is decorated with dolphins reliefs and carved heads and its function was to supply the market on Luza Square with water.

You could spend weeks in Dubrovnik and find something new to do each day. Here is a list of the most popular activities in the city and surroundings.

Here are a few top tips on sightseeing in Dubrovnik - the smart way.



Top 5 Ways to Explore Dubrovnik

1. Explore the Old Town from the City Walls

See the hidden corners of the Old Town from City walls and get to know what Dubrovnik has to offer. This is a great opportunity to take some amazing photos!

2. Visit Filming Locations of TV Series Game of Thrones

Transport yourself to King's Landing on Game of Thrones walking tour and hear exciting behind-the-scenes stories from your local tour guide. A true treat for Game of Thrones fans!

3. Paddle in a Sea-Kayak Along the City Walls

Get away on a fun sea-adventure and see the City walls from the sea-kayak while heading to the island of Lokrum. A unique way to experience the city!

4. Take the Panoramic City Tour

If you don't have more than 1 day in Dubrovnik, combine together a pleasant panoramic drive above the city (to get some amazing photos) with a guided tour through the Old Town. Make the most of your day!

5. Taste Delicious Local Food & Wine

Stroll down the ancient cobblestone streets of the Old Town, stopping to visit some of its great sights and to taste the local specialities over a glass of local wine. Visit 4 great restaurants within the City walls!

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