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Welcome to Onofrio's Fountain

Onofrio's Fountain

Located in a small square near the Pila Gate and Franciscan Monastery, this large fountain was built in 1438 by the famous Italian architect from Naples, Onofrio della Cava. After sustaining severe damage in a 1667 earthquake, the fountain was repaired and features 16 masked faces, known as 'maskeroni', which supplied water via an aqueduct. This construction was a masterpiece of that time. A smaller Onofrio's fountain located on the opposite side of the Stradun supplied water to the marketplace on Lu~a Square.

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The official language is Croatian.

The official unit of currency is the Kuna (HRK). One Kuna is divided into 100 Lipa. ATMs are plentiful throughout the country and banks, authorised bureaux de change, post offices or most hotels will exchange foreign currency or travellers cheques. Banks open Monday to Saturday and some banks also open on Sundays in the main cities. Major credit cards are widely accepted at the main hotels and restaurants, and may be used to draw cash from ATMs, which are widely available throughout the country.

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
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