Onophrian Fountain

Onophrian Fountain, Dubrovnik: Address, Phone Number, Onophrian Fountain Reviews: 4/5

Onophrian Fountain
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1 424 contributions
The faces of Onofrio
May 2021
Cool little fountain pretty much right when you enter Old Town via Pile Gate. Worth taking a minute to walk around it and look at the different faces.
Written 27 July 2021
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Traveller of the world
402 contributions
My favourite
May 2021 • Solo
This was my favourite fountain in the old town. Near Pile Gate. Often used as a meeting point. Water is drinkable. Beautiful structure.
Written 31 May 2021
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA19 645 contributions
This is a really impressive fountain and has stood the stand time well.
Nov 2019
Just inside the Pile Gate is this very interesting fountain, built by Onofrio della Cava in 1440, it was one of the ending points of the new free fall aqueduct system.
This aqueduct brought water to the old city from the spring at Sumet, nearly 8 miles away. Each of the sixteen sides has a unique stone-carved masked face with the faucet projecting out of the mouth of each design.
There used to be a dragon on the top but it was damaged by the earthquake in 1667. Likewise, the water dog you see on top fell off in the 19th Century and was badly damaged so a replica has replaced it.

TIP: A great place to fill up your water bottle, the water is fresh, sweet and Free.

The original water dog was badly damaged in the 19th Century this is a new one on top of Onophrian’s Fountain

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Written 12 October 2020
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JustRose_CH
Basel, Switzerland2 114 contributions
Inside pile gate
Sep 2020 • Couples
As this is directly inside the pile gate it’s nearly impossible to miss. It’s a huge fountain with several dispensing stations. As others have said, you can drink the water. It’s refreshing and cold on a hot day.
Written 23 September 2020
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19 272 contributions
Neat Fountain
Sep 2020 • Couples
Located at one end of the old town, next to the monastery, it is a really cool feature added to the small square there. Many people and cats, even drink from there!
Written 13 September 2020
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meryll83
Skipton, UK1 053 contributions
Interesting architecture
Aug 2020 • Couples
Worth a stop for a look at the architecture, this is quite a unique fountain, complete with drinkable water.
Written 19 August 2020
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Need To See It All
Perth, Australia957 contributions
Unique and easy to see
Aug 2019
This is a unique and iconic landmark that you see as you enter via the Pile Gate. Interesting to see, looks good in a photo.
Written 1 May 2020
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Karin and Filip
Eeklo, Belgium2 172 contributions
The Bronze Dragon
Apr 2019
Situated next to the Pile Gates and opposite the Church of Holy Salvation.
It was built from 1438 to 1440 by Onofrio della Cava after finishing the great Aquaduct system.
The aqueduct system brought water by free fall from 106 meters altitude and almost 12 kilometers to Dubrovnik.
The fountain was damaged by the earthquake in 1667 and some sites mention that the current look is missing a dragon statue on top of it.
The water dog fell off in the 19th Century and was badly damaged but a replica has been installed.
Written 15 March 2020
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Hugary1
Sydney, Australia4 390 contributions
Onophrian Fountain
Dec 2019
I wondered what this was. At first I thought a public toilet but with no entrance I was a bit confused.
Fortunately the tour guide gave a complete description of its history and purpose.
If you visit the city its at the Pile gate end
Written 12 January 2020
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Graham S
Tewantin, Australia4 019 contributions
A 'walk-by' attraction ... but fill up your water bottle, admire the carvings & learn a little history!
Sep 2019
Directly inside the Pile Gate & opposite the St Saviour Church is this water cistern - built in 1438 - that was the culmination of a bold enterprise by the Senate to bring water from a spring 12 km away (in the village of Knezice) to the town to alleviate the shortages from wells & by boat.
Italian architect Onofrio from Cava south of Naples, was sure of his plan & successfully routed water around Srd hill - with a drop of 20 metres - to produce 70 litres per second to the reservoir.
Onofrio's Fountain suffered badly in the earthquake of 1667 ( & also from a couple of grenades during the Homelands War) but supplied water till a direct town water supply was installed in late 19th century.
Thats 500 years of utility to Dubrovnik.
Written 31 December 2019
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