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One of the most famous locations on Medvednica is the lake and excursion site Kraljičin zdenac (Queen’s Well). The well was named after the famous Black Queen, supposedly Barbara Celjska, and it is a source of drinking water. According to a legend, during the drought all lakes were dried out, except the one under the rule of the Black Queen. The locals went to that lake to get fresh water, but the queen refused to give it to them. Shortly after they found a new well which hadn’t previously existed, and drank from it. In the meantime, the queen’s lake dried out. Near the Queen’s well there is a hiking path and resting areas where you can relax. In the vicinity of the well there is also the famous “Lugareva kućica” (the hunter’s hut).
Category: Other attractions, Animals and nature,
Prilaz Kraljičinom zdencu, Zagreb 10000
45.879360, 015.940737 (45°52’45.7″N, 015°56’26.6″E)
GPS coordinates: 45.879360, 015.940737 (45°52’45.7″N, 015°56’26.6″E)
Address: Prilaz Kraljičinom zdencu, Zagreb 10000
Queen’s Well is located in Prilaz Kraljičinom zdencu street, around 1 km from fort Medvedgrad (around 9 km from center of Zagreb, Trg bana Jelačića).
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Kraljičinog zdenca koji se nalazi u ulici Prilaz Kraljičinom zdencu, oko 1 km je udaljen od utvrde Medvedgrad (od centra Zagreba, Trga bana Jelačića, udaljen je oko 9 km). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema Kraljičinom zdencu koji se nalazi u ulici Prilaz Kraljičinom zdencu, oko 1 km je udaljen od utvrde Medvedgrad (od centra Zagreba, Trga bana Jelačića, udaljen je oko 9 km). Hvala!
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