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“Dubrovnik - Onophrian Fountain - Great first sight as you enter the Old Town”
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Onophrian Fountain
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

On entering the Old Town through the Pile Gate one of the first things you'll come upon is the 'big' Onophrian Fountain. A sixteen sided fountain built in the fifteenth century and which was a water supply for the city supplied via an aqueduct system from the nearby area of Sumet. It was designed by a number of people but accredited to only one, Onofrio Giordana della Cava, hence the name. It is a wonderful fountain with the water still good to drink to this present day. It is also a great meeting place in a town which can get extremely busy at times. A wonderful way to start your exploration of the Old Town if you enter from the western gate. I call it the 'big' fountain as there is a smaller fountain which is located closer to the central market area and this is called the 'little' Onophrian fountain.

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

A guidebook (and previous reviewers) will tell you about why this historical fountain is so interesting - make sure you read up before visiting, otherwise it's.. well, just a fountain. From a practical standpoint, the water is clear and cool and best of all - FREE! In a town as hot as Dubrovnik you'll need to drink a lot, so alternating between filling up your water bottle here and at the smaller fountain at the top of the main street is a great and cheap way to stay hydrated without having to either buy lots or lug a huge bottle around. Only 4 stars as since it makes such a great meeting point, everyone meets here including all the tourist walks, which can lead to it being very crowded.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you are in Dubrovnik then you are bound to come across this. Interesting fountain. More interesting is the hustle and bustle of the old city that surrounds it.

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We used this spot as a meeting place at the end of our excursion. With all the tourists milling around it was also a great place to have a gelato and people watch and just behind this fountain - you'll find the public toilet!!! Convenient and restful.

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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Its a dome like structure. When you enter Old Town from the mainland gate you will find it to the right side. You may stop to refill your water bottle and sit around the so called attraction to watch things happening around.

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