In the late 19th century, the source was buried while the the square being paved. In 1986 it was discovered it still exists below the ground, so a fountain was constructed on its place.
It is a common belief that dropping a coin in Mandusevac will make your wish come true. On the other hand, another idea in circulation is that drinking water from the fountain puts a spell on you which makes it impossible to forget Zagreb for the rest of your life (but we advise taking photos instead).
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