Swineherd`s Fountain

Architectural attraction


Address

Strada Matei Basarab, Craiova, România

About

Swineherd`s Fountain (or the Elca Square Fountain) is a public monument in Craiova, located on Matei Basarab Street, no. 11.
The water fountain is in Elca Square (The Old Square), the old downtown and commercial area of the city, near Puțureanu Inn and Bania House, the Cathedral of St. Dumitru and the ruins of Hurezi Inn.
The fountain was built in 1818 by Pavel Teodor and Kir Marin Bulugbasa (or Miron Bulucbasa, according to other sources), pig merchants.
Although initially the fountain was the only water supply for the inhabitants of the area, its importance diminished at the beginning of the 20th century, when Craiova was provided with water supply systems.
Swineherd`s Fountain has been repaired several times in time, and the renovations turned the current form completely different from the original one.
Source: www.monumenteoltenia.ro

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