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The Well of Life

in front of the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Croatia
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Ranked #30 of 70 attractions in Zagreb
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
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Lima, Peru
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In front of the Croatian National Theatre, this Mestrovic masterpiece is so realistic and beautiful. Once seated in the area around the "Well of life" you can appreciate both its beauty as well the Theatre richness facade. Walking around the Well and admiring the human being´s expressions was worth it. As part of the recommended Lower city walking tour in... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Well of Life ( Zedenac Zivota ) stands in front of the Croatian National Theatre in Marshall Tito's Square. The sculpture was made by Ivan Mestrovic 1950 and the figures represent stages of human life

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Zagreb, Croatia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

For Zagreb's young inhabitants this is a famous monument because around the it there is a round form bench cut in marble, which is an ideal meeting point. The youngesters love to sit around and just....waste a time. Their schools beeing close by. The unity in the form of human body put in the form of a circle and the... More

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Lund, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Located in-between Zagreb University and Croatian National Theater. Very interesting Well. The sculptures around it are a bit bizarre, but in an interesting way showing a human nature.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The well of life is a masterpiece by the sculptor Mestrovic. It's right next to the National theatre so you don't need to search for it. It's right there but worth seeing since it is a very famous piece of art. Lovely!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Very famous sculpture by Mestrovic, is a must see while in Zagreb. Located right infront of the National Theatre which is another must see and across the street from Law University which is the third must see :)

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Zagreb, Croatia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The Well of Life (Zdenac života) is situated on Marsala Tita Squire, fron of the Croatian Nationa Theatre. The Well of Life is masterpiece by famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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364 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Very nice and special sculpture in front of the Croatian National Theatre. It's in the center of the city so it's convenient to visit

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Zagreb, Croatia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
75 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Centrally located fountain. You cannot miss it. It is in the very center of the city. Do not miss it. Throw a coin or two for luck! ;)

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

NIce craftsmanship, but small and not so much worth visiting unless you are a fan of sculpture in general.

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