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Address: in front of the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Croatia
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Riveting Sculpture

Well worth a visit --- life cycle captured by Mestrovic remains with you well after you have left Croatia.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Coffeecup1390
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Chicago
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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit --- life cycle captured by Mestrovic remains with you well after you have left Croatia.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful sculpture, water is not drinkable so don't think we will find 'eternal' Life, but worth a visit if you are in Zagreb.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I first came across this I was unsure what I was looking at, but thought it was beautiful. It is sunken into the ground so you have to step down to view it & there is cool seating surrounding it. Sadly the water was green & dirty.

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Pietarsaari, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This sculpture is a work of the Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. It shows how from children to loving couples and old people, the figures appear to reaching over the lip of the fountain to scoop up the water, suggesting a universal theme of human zest for life and interdependence. Don’t miss it. It is easy to walk by, when it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

If I'd just happened to see it while walking around on my own, I'm not sure what I would have thought! Looks a bit creepy. Definitely worth seeing.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I walked past the Well of Life by accident when I was returning to my hotel from a meeting. It is smallish sculpture with many figures but it is beautifully done. Worth having a look if you are in the area.

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Zagreb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Very beautiful openair sculpture in a perfect location, close to the Croatian National Theater. Reading some information about it before the visit would be an advantage for better enjoying the viewing.

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indy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

I suppose most people have read and expected and possibly specifically went to see the well of life. For us it was an expected pleasure while exploring the lower town and jockeying for a good photo of the national theatre of which it is directly in front.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Make a wish and trow a coin for a good luck. Don't tell anyone about your wish :) Can't miss it if you're on a center walkthrough.

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Beautifully carved and full of emotion, each figure deserves careful study and contemplation. Then, the work as a whole is amazing. Exhibited outside by the National Theater, lower than sidewalk level, you can miss it if you aren't looking carefully for it. Well worth the walk.

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