Onofrio’s Little Fountain in Dubrovnik, Croatia

There are two Onofrio’s Fountains in Dubrovnik named after their designer, Onofrio della Cava. The larger and most famous is near Pile Gate. This one on the east side is Onofrio’s Little Fountain. They were constructed in the early 14th century to supply water to the town. As you can see, over 700 years later, they have tourists lined up to fill their plastic bottles on a very hot afternoon. The building in the background was originally called Divona. When its rooftop was used to capture water for the cistern, it soon became known as the Sponza Palace. Its Latin derivative is “songia” which means where rainwater is collected.


Luža ulica, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia


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