Northern Dalmatia Travel Guide

Northern Dalmatia Sights

Square of Five Wells

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  • Zadar
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Published 05/20/2009

Fodor's Review

The square is the site of a large cistern built by the Venetians in the 1570s to help Zadar endure sieges by the Turks. The cistern itself has five wells that still look quite serviceable, even though they have long been sealed shut. Much later, in 1829, Baron Franz Ludwig von Welden, a passionate botanist, established a park above an adjacent pentagonal bastion that was also built to keep the Turks at bay.

Sight Information

Address:

Pet Bunara, Zadar, Zadarska, 23000, Croatia

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Published 05/20/2009

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