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10 Incredibly Beautiful Fountains Around the World

Eye catching fountains, it’s a must-have for every self-respecting city that wants to attracts more and more tourists. The bigger, more colorful it is, the bigger the hype. We get to see them in every city we travel to, but have you ever wondered where are the most beautiful places to rest your feet while looking at water going up and then down? Here are our picks, 10 incredible fountains all around the world.

1. 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 became famous for a scene in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, when Anita Ekberg takes a late-night bath in the fountain. There’s also a legend saying that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, you will return to Rome.

Fontana Di Trevi
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2. 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 d’Espanya and the National Palau, the magic fountain attracts thousands of tourists every night to see the water and the music show. If you’re in Barcelona, make sure you don’t miss it.

Montjuic Fountain
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3. 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 d’Este, one of Italy’s most admired gardens and the extensive ruins of Hadrian’s 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.

Tivoli Fountain
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4. Most likely, Las Vegas and the Bellagio are renowned as top notch resorts for gambling, but there’s 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, photographs and articles on Las Vegas. Some say that the Fountains at Bellagio is one of the best places to propose for marriage, but we can’t tell for sure. You’d better try it!

Bellagio Fountains
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5. 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.

Fountain Of Wealth
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6. 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 Australia and France during World War 1.

Archibald Fountain
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7. A large fountain (water-jet) emblazoned on every piece of tourist literature or books about Geneva, Jet d’Eau 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.

Jet d'Eau Fountain
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8. The All-Russian Exhibition Center is a very large complex in Moscow, containing exhibition halls, a rest area and a giant trade center. It’s a “must” if you’re a guest or a tourist of the city. One of the most interesting things in this octagonal square is the People’s 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 included to make up numbers).

Friendship of Nations
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9. 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’s 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.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
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10. Located in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd’s Fountain is famous for being the highest fountain in the world, throwing water up to 1023 ft (312m) – that’s 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, don’t forget to pay it a visit, it’s incredible.

Maximum height achieved is as the maximum height achieved is 1023ft (312m) by the water is 312m (1023ft). The 3 massive pumps deliver 625 litres (165 gallons) of water per second each. The water is propelled through the 126mm (5 inch) nozzles at an incredible speed of 375 km/h (233mph).

King Fahd's Fountain
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20 Comments for "10 Incredibly Beautiful Fountains Around the World"

Yutthaphoom K says on June 20th, 2008 at 6:49 pm:

well only saw 2 so far The Bellagio Fountains and the one in Geneva… would love to see the first and the second very much!

Water Fountain says on June 21st, 2008 at 5:29 am:

#3 is awesome. By far the most beautiful to me

shalu says on July 2nd, 2008 at 1:58 pm:

very very nice,if i get any chance i will see it first……..
thank for this website………
i love all……….

Travel Planner says on July 20th, 2008 at 3:31 pm:

Wow! They are really beautiful. Nicely compiled.

Thai girl says on July 26th, 2008 at 11:05 am:

I’m visiting Singapore next month, I definitely want to see the Fountain of Wealth in Suntec city, looks amazing.

Person says on October 1st, 2008 at 2:27 am:

I’ve seen #1 and #3!

kazamodia says on February 26th, 2009 at 6:36 pm:

I saw #10. Its so nice but unfortunately u cant see it from a near distance !! and it’s also so hard to go to Jeddah for tourism !!

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sawq says on March 23rd, 2010 at 2:01 pm:

no man jeddahs is the first biggest water falls in the world

Deepak Mehndiratta, New Delhi says on March 26th, 2010 at 7:10 pm:

I will be grateful to people who can send to me photographs of beautiful smaller size fountains & waterfalls suitable for small towns. I plan to costruct a few solar electricity powered fountains & waterfalls to honour leading humanitarian personalities like Mother Theresa,Mahatma Gandhi as well as national / local heroes who have inspired people.

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bob says on December 19th, 2010 at 3:07 am:

luv the pics kol and colorful!!!! more wonderful fouintain pics should be posted

ALI SULTAN says on August 28th, 2011 at 7:15 am:

Actually the largest Fountain in the world just became on line this year, It is Al-Hasa Fountain in Saudi Arabia which is the largest as it is 700 m long with music and colors, moreover in this fountain mixed the water with flame of fire which let it more attractive.
If need more with photos I can provide it

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