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Interesting sculpture

The sculpture of the fountain itself is beautiful, set within a small modernist circular theatre. It makes for a nice contemporary counterpoint to the baroque architecture of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IshDewyn
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KL, Malaysia
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KL, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sculpture of the fountain itself is beautiful, set within a small modernist circular theatre. It makes for a nice contemporary counterpoint to the baroque architecture of the National Theatre behind it. The area was also a great gathering point for theatre-goers, especially the younger children I saw that day who were waiting to watch a Peter Pan ballet.

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Thank IshDewyn
Zemun, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

As I understood, this supposed to be a fountain. All the fauntains in the city were operating, just not his one. But, a lot of artists were painting around, so it was interesting. It is hidden in fron of HNK.

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Thank MetalMind
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The author is Ivan Meštrović, the greatest croatian sculpturer. The well is aurrounded by benches (steps) at the great square - between National theatre (opera) and headquoters of Zagreb's university).

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Thank marijansesvete
Maribor, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Place is not the best for this Well of Life. Stone square with several busy streets and huge building of the Theatre are too large. Expressionism of Meštrović needs special care to keep all the fine details of the sculpture. Pity.

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Thank Miha P
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ivan Meštrović was part of circle of Croatian artists which was part of Vienna Secession or Art nouveau movement. As young student he went from Dalmatia to Vienna in 1900. and was in a circle of artists as Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann etc. He was rare talent - one of a kind the all Austro Hungarian Empire. The... More 

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Fairfax, Va
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We were on an awesome Segway tour and came here. I stopped to take photos and check it out, very cool and glad to read more about it here, but if it weren't for the Segway tour we would have missed it

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Thank JeffCarter
Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This piece was quite interesting and gave some more information about life and the work of the sculpor .

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Thank Turtledreams
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Make a point of finding this, otherwise you may walk right past if you're looking around. Beautiful sculpture from every angle. Sit and contemplate a while.

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Thank Grlica
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Happened upon this unique sculpture quite by accident, as I was passing through Marshal Tito Square. Don't think I've ever seen a sculpture that is so unusual and so beautiful. Most visitors to Zagreb will likely pick up a free 'Step-by-step' guide booklet at their nearest tourism office and in that booklet they will find a brief history on this... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Found this on our travels to a museum. This is a stunning piece of art. Set in a nice peaceful area, good place to just sit and chill

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