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Large Onofrio Fountain

Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Croatia

About Large Onofrio Fountain

The Large Onofrio Fountain was originally built as a celebratory symbol, a grand tribute to the feat of engineering that was the establishment of a water supply system to the city when the waterworks were completed in 1438. Often called the “Large” or “Grand” Onofrio Fountain to distinguish it from its smaller counterpart at Luza Square, it was the work of Onofrio della Cava. This monument, whilst still eminently impressive, is a shadow of its original intricate beauty, having been damaged in the earthquake of 1667. Nevertheless, Onofrio Fountain still offers clean drinking water and remains one of Dubrovnik’s most beautiful sites.