A small square opens to you when you enter the historic center through the Pila Gate. In the center of the square stands the round Onofrio’s Fountain.
That is the Large Onofrio’s Fountain, erected in 1438 by the architect Onofrio della Cava from Naples. This fountain marked the end of the construction of the city’s waterworks. At the other end of the Stradun Promenade, you will come across the Small Onofrio’s Fountain. For centuries the two Onofrio’s Fountains were the only accessible sources of drinking water for visitors of the city.
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Dubrovnik City Walk – Palaces, Streets and Squares