Monday, 29 July 2013


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Manduševac, now a fountain on the Governor Josip Jelačić's square, was once a fresh water spring on the former town market Harmica. This spring is first mentioned in the 14th century, and was an important water source for the citizens of Zagreb til the end of the 19th century. Water from Manduševac was often attributed both healing and magical properties and was especially appreciated by bishops from Kaptol diocese, one of the two settlements (the other was called Gradec and was populated by commoners) which were in 1850 united with the surrounding settlements to form the town which would later become Zagreb.
 Written by: Gordana Mijatovic

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