Fountain of Joy

The ‘Small Onofrio Fountain’ in Old Town Dubrovnik provides more than just clean, delicious drinking water… it provides Joy and Happiness to residents and visitors alike.

It has been doing so since about 1440. The fountain was designed by Onofrio della Cava to provide drinking water to the historic market at this end of the city. It stands near Orlando’s column at the east end of the Stradun, the main pedestrian street which bisects Old Town Dubrovnik. Cava also designed the larger, 16-sided ‘Large Onofrio Fountain’ which stands at the west end of the Stradun.

*This image was taken on a beautiful October evening in 2017 at the tail end of a 3-week slow travel excursion through Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

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