most amazing fountains around the world
Trevi Fountain or Fontana di Trevi Italy
. Standing 25.9 meters 85 feet high and 19.8 meters 65 feet wide Trevi Fountain Fontana di Trevi is one of the most beautiful sculptures in Rome Italy. It was ordered in 1732 by Clemens XII and thirty years later his predecessor Clemens XIII christened it. The fountain has Neptune or Oceanus in the middle and two tritons one trying to tame a fiery horse symbolizing the rough sea and one blowing a shell horn symbolizing the quiet sea.Trevi becam
Magic fountain of Montjuic Barcelona
. Built by designer Carles Buigas in 1929 for the Great Universal Exhibition the magic fountain of Montjuic is a spectacular display of colour light motion music and water acrobatics. Located in Barcelona between Placa dEspanya and the National Palau the magic fountain attracts thousands of tourists every night to see the water and the music show. If you are in Barcelona make sure you do not miss it.
Tivoli Fountain fountain Rome
. A historic hilltown in the Lazio region of Italy and one of the most popular destinations for day trips from Rome Tivoli is famous for its magnificent gardens of the Villa dEste one of Italy most admired gardens and the extensive ruins of Hadrian Villa. Tivoli Fountain fountain the Ovetta or Oval is also called the Tiburtine Fountain and represents the profusion of the waters in the area around Tivoli.
. Most likely Las Vegas and the Bellagio are renowned as top notch resorts for gambling but there more to it than just losing MONEY at the table. The Bellagio Fountains are a refreshing addition to your entertainment options simply fabulous. Professionally choreographed musical routines and rushing water going up to 460 feet from a total of 1 214 water emitting devices the fountain has been featured in countless films television shows photogr
Fountain of Wealth Singapore
. The Fountain of Wealth is located underground within the commercial complex largest shopping mall of Suntec City in Singapore and is famous for being the largest fountain in the world. Made of bronze with five tower blocks representing the fingers and the thumb of a left hand emerging from the ground the Fountain of Wealth looks a lot like the palm of the hand.
Archibald Fountain Sydney
. Unveiled in March 1932 by the Lord Mayor of Sydney Samuel Walder the Archibald Fountain is located in Hyde Park in central Sydney and is the favorite fountain of the city. Inspired from classical Greek and Roman art and literature the flamboyant fountain depicts a bronze Apollo surrounded by other mythical figures and animals that exuberantly spray jets of water. Designed by French sculptor Francois Sicard it commemorates the association of
Jet d Eau Geneva
. A large fountain water jet emblazoned on every piece of tourist literature or books about Geneva Jet dEau is an inescapable icon of the city. Located at the point where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone River the fountain sends water into the sky at 124 mph 220km/h up to 460 feet 140 meters high and is visible throughout the city. It operates in summer from May to September but also during the Motor Show in March.
People Friendship Fountain Russian
. The All Russian Exhibition Center is a very large complex in Moscow containing exhibition halls a rest area and a giant TRADE center. It a must if you are a guest or a tourist of the city. One of the most interesting things in this octagonal square is the People Friendship Fountain also known as Friendship of Nations with the 16 gilded statues of maidens in their national costumes representing all the Soviet Union Republics with Mongolia inclu
largest musical fountain Xian
. Originally built in 652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It located in the southern suburb of Xian City the place is famous for being home to the largest musical fountain in Asia with the longest light belt in the world. Our advice visit it at night because the whole place is illuminated and everything looks stunning.
King Fahd Fountain Saudi Arabia
. Located in the city of Jeddah Saudi Arabia the King Fahd Fountain is famous for being the highest fountain in the world throwing water up to 1023 ft 312m that taller than the Eiffel Tower if you exclude the antenna. It uses 3 massive pumps that can deliver 625 litres of water per second at an amazing speed of 233 mph 375 km/h. Traveling to Jeddah do not forget to pay it a visit it incredible.Maximum height achieved is as the maximum height
Samson Fountain Russia
. The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens laid out on the orders of Peter the Great founded in 1710. They are often referred as the Russian Versailles. The palace has many fountains and the most important of them is Samson Fountains that was added In the 1730s. It depicts the moment when Samson tears open the jaws of a lion representing Russia victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War.
Swarovski Fountain Austria
. he Swarovski Fountain is the mouth of a glass covered head which is the front of the crystal themed museum called Swarovski Kristallwelten Crystal Worlds. It belongs to the Swarovski company and it houses exhibitions related to the crystals the company sells.
Volcano Fountain Abu Dhabi
. Sadly on 2004 the Volcano Fountain once an scenic landmark of Abu Dhabi and one of the worlds most beautiful fountains was demolished to make space for a more picturesque development of the neighborhood. The 80 foot high fountain was built like a circular pyramid with a flight of steps from the four sides going up the six platforms to the fountain on the top. On the evenings the fountain would turn into a pleasant spectacle with coloured l
Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountains China
. Originally built in 652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. Located in the southern suburb of Xian City China the fountain is home to the largest musical fountain in Asia with the longest light belt in the world.
Oval Fountain Tivoli Italy
. The Fontana dellOvato Oval Fountain also called Fontana di Tivoli is located in Villa dEste Tivoli Italy. The fountain cascades from its egg shaped basin into a pool set against a rustic nymphaeum. The design was made by Pirro Ligorio. The whole Villa was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2001.
Peterhof Fountain Saint Petersburg
. Peterhof is an immensely luxurious and beautifully preserved Imperial estate founded in 1710 by Peter the Great on the shore of the Gulf of Finland Baltic Sea. It combines several ornate palaces a number of beautifully landscaped parks and a dazzling array of magnificent statues and fountains lending it the epithet The Russian Versailles. The Grand Cascade flows spectacularly from beneath the palace towards the Baltic Sea and is one of the lar
Banpo Bridge Han Rive Korea
. The Banpo Bridge fountain at 1140 meters long approx. 3740 ft. is the worlds longest fountain. It has 380 nozzles that pump out 190 tons of water a minute. 220 lights in a kaleidoscope of color garnered it the name of Moonlight Rainbow Fountain.
Fontaine Des Innocents France
. Named for the cemetery site it was built on the Fontaine Des innocents was created by renaissance architect Pierre Lescot and sculpted by Jean Goujon. It was located in the cemetery de Innocents until 1788 when it was moved and it made its way to its permanent location in 1858. The fountain is in the style of mannerists which tend to be tall and thin. The fountain is decorated with plump little boys with wings common to the period.
Charybdis Fountain UK
. The Charybdis Fountain is a vortex fountain created by water artist William Pye. Charybdis was a siren who stole the oxen of Hercules. Zeus punished her by striking her with a lightening bolt and turning her into a vortex that swallowed up ships. Charybdis Fountain is the largest vortex fountain. Encased in a clear plastic type polymer with an air core vortex that rises every 15 minutes gives this fountain look of the water standing alone.
La Joute Fountain Canada
. Created by artist Jean Paul Riopelle in 1969 La Joute fountain is a kinetic sculpture fountain. Surrounded by a pool that ignites in a timed ring of flames that lasts 7 minutes and circled by a host of bronze statues of human and animal nature. Jets form over the statues and start to create a dense mist that gas is shot through to form the fire. The whole process last about 32 minutes.
Castle Square Fountain Wales
. There is nothing too remarkable about this fountain except during St. David Day Welsh St. Patrick Day when the Castle Square Fountain and the waterfall are dyed a deep red. This gives way to their fountain being called the blood fountain. The water stays dyed red from March 1 St. David Day until March 9.
Mercury Fountain Barcelona Spain
. Created by Alexander Calder for the Spanish Republican government to memorialize the siege of Almaden. This was first displayed in Paris in 1937 during the World Exhibition. Later it was moved to Barcelona. Not knowing the effects of mercury it was open to everyone. Now it can be viewed behind glass so no harm comes to people from the fumes or touching the mercury.
Disney Fountain of Nations Epcot
. The Disney Imagineers are masters taking a few simple elements such as light water and sound and creating one of the most beautiful attractions the Innovention Fountains located in Innoventions Plaza in Epcots Future World. The elaborate display is based on a 180 x 120 foot oval. Computer controlled pumps send 30 000 gallons of water cascading down its tiered walls per minute. Over 108 000 gallons of water swirl throughout the fountain.The magic
Merlion Front Singapore
. April 23 2014 The Merlion fountain spouts water in front of Singapore downtown in Singapore. Merlion is an imaginary creature often seen as a symbol of SingaporeSINGAPORE April 23 2014 The Merlion fountain spouts water in front of Singapore downtown in Singapore. Merlion is an imaginary creature often seen as a symbol of Singapore.
Tap fountain Menorca
. The floating tap fountain is a clever illusion. It consist of a faucet mysteriously hovering above a pool or basin with an endless supply of water gushing out of it from seemingly nowhere. The faucet remains surprisingly steady despite having no visible support and where is all this water coming from.This spectacular effect is achieved by a transparent tube in the middle of the water column that holds the tap in place and at the same time keeps
Vaillancourt Fountain Armand Vaillancourt
. This fountain is known as the Vaillancourt Fountain but the sculptor Armand Vaillancourt named it Qu
Buckingham Fountain Chicago
. The design of the fountain is based on the Bassin de Latone at the Versailles Palace near Paris and was built by Edward H. Bennett who had also constructed the Michigan Avenue Bridge.The fountain rises more than 7 meters high 23ft and consists of 3 layers of bassins surrounded by four pairs of bronze seahorses. Each sea horse symbolizes a state bordering Lake Michigan Illinois Indiana Michigan and Wisconsin while the fountain represents the la
Gardens of Versailles Versailles France
. Set out to explore the fountains and groves with their water features spouting to the rhythm of music. Several circuits are available to enable you to enjoy the numerous masterpieces of the gardens or lead you to their most secret spots.Even more so than the planted architectural patterns and the groves water in all its forms is the favoured ornament of French style gardens water cascading in some groves water spraying from fountains the calm
Chatsworth House & fountains
. Elizabeth as they drove along watched for the first appearance of Pemberley Woods with some perturbation; and when at length they turned in at the lodge her spirits were in a high flutter.The park was very large and contained great variety of ground. They entered it in one of its lowest points and drove for some time through a beautiful wood stretching over a wide extent.Elizabeth mind was too full for conversation but she saw and admired
Floating Fountains Osaka Japan
. Floating Fountains is Isamu Noguchi last work for the world expo in Osaka japan. Noguchi took this water tap illusion one step further and developed nine floating fountains for the World Expo in Osaka Japan. Incredible fountains that looks like they are flying.
Crown Fountain Millenium Park Chicago
. Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park is a major addition to the citys world renowned public art collection. The fountain consists of two 50 foot glass block towers at each end of a shallow reflecting pool. The towers project video images from a broad social spectrum of Chicago citizens a reference to the traditional use of gargoyles in fountains where faces of mythological beings were sculpted with open
Fountain of Rings Omni Hotel CNN Center
. A key feature of the park is the Fountain of Rings interactive fountain which features computer controlled lights and jets of water synchronized with music played from speakers in light towers surrounding the fountain. The fountain forms a splash pad that was designed for children to frolic in as well as for concert goers and joggers to cool off in on hot Atlanta summer days. The waterplay area consists of 251 jets that shoot 12 to 35 feet 4 to
71 Fountain Ohio
. Fountain square has many events all through the week including speeches games movies concerts giveaways and festivals. The square also has many seasonal events such as Halloween on the square the ice rink Octoberfest largest outside of Germany citation needed and more.To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day 2010 the square featured EcoSculpt 2010 an exhibit of sustainable art. The exhibit included Atlas Recycled by Tom Tsuchiya a
Fonte do Ibirapuera Sao Paulo Brazil
. This amazing FOUNTAIN was built in 2004 to celebrate 450 years of Sao Paulo. The president of Brazil was personally present at the opening ceremony. This is not just a fountain but also an amazing show of light sound and movement one should definitely visit while traveling in Sao Paolo.
Dubai Mall Fountain Dubai
. The Dubai Fountain is the world tallest performing fountain in Downtown Dubai.At over 900 ft in length equivalent to over two football pitches The Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30 acre Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies.The fountain has a unique design comprising five circles of varying sizes and two arcs and features powerful water nozzles that shoot water up to impressive heights.Over 6 600 WET Superlights the
Nacka Fountain Stockholm Sweden
. A few weeks ago I traveled to Stockholm Sweden to visit Millesgarden the home studio and gardens of Swedish sculptor Carl Milles 1875 1955 and to see the famous God and the Rainbow sculpture fountain by Milles in Nacka Strand Sweden.Millesgarden Curator Evelina Berglund spent an afternoon with me and my husband showing us Carl and Olga Milles home and studios the stunning sculpture and botanical gardens where we saw two Marshall Fredericks
Julie Penrose Fountain Colorado USA
. The Continuum Julie Penrose Fountain designed by David Barber and Bill Burgess is a sculptural fountain representing the life giving movement of water between the atmosphere and the earth. The fountain was originally FUNDED in part by a generous gift to the City of Colorado Springs from the El Pomar Foundation in order to advance Julie Penrose passion for arts and culture. It provides a free safe entertainment for children and adults of al
Multimedia fountain Wroclaw Poland
. The Wroc?aw Fountain is located in the historic Wroc?aw exhibition ground. It is next to the early modernist Centennial Hall and encircled within the Wroc?aw Pergola.Built in 2009 it is currently one of the largest operating fountains in Europe.The 1 hectare 110 000 sq ft fountain incorporates over 300 jets to create moving dancing screens of water. They are used with music and light by a computerized multimedia program for animated water sho
City Hall Fountains Downtown Edmonton Canada
. The building features two steel and glass pyramids one 43 metres high ground to peak on top of a three storey concrete structure. One pyramid provides natural light for the main atrium the other for the council chambers. 5 The building also features a 200 foot clock Friendship Tower topped with a 23 carillon bells. 6 Located on the eastern edge of the financial district in Edmontons downtown the building is the main feature on Sir Winston Chu
El Alamein Fountain Kings Cross Sydney
. The El Alamein Memorial Fountain 1 is a fountain and war memorial in the city of Sydney New South Wales Australia. It is located in the Kings Cross area at the entrance to the Fitzroy Gardens on the corner of Darlingurst Road and Macleay Street. 2 The El Alamein Fountain was commissioned as a memorial to soldiers who died in 1942 during the Second World War in two battles at El Alamein Egypt 3 and was designed by the New Zealand born archite