Last Updated on 4th December 2023 by admin
There are many beautiful things in this world that you would definitely like to see once in your life. Today we have brought a list of some of the world’s famous fountains for you. All these fountains are famous all over the world because of their distinctive quality. Fountains are one of the outstanding tourist attractions for many cities in the world and are worth a visit for every traveller. And they are in almost every city, some of which are very special. So, let’s know about the 10 most famous fountains from all over the world.
1) Trevi Fountain
Location: Rome, Italy
There are many ancient and iconic fountains in Rome, but the journey to Rome is not complete without visiting the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain or ‘Fontana di Trevi’ is a historic and dates back to ancient Roman times located in Rome, Italy. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Italy, people come from far and wide to see it.
The fountain was built between 1732 and 1762, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini. It is 85 feet (26 m) high and 161 feet (49 m) wide. The fountain depicts Greek sea God Oceanus, on a conch-shaped chariot drawn by two horses, each guided by a triton.
2) Bellagio Fountains
Location: Las Vegas, United States
The Fountains of Bellagio is a main attraction at the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The fountains go up to a height of 460 feet. It opened on October 15, 1998, along with the Bellagio Resort, both built on the former site of the Dunes Hotel & Casino.
The fountain show runs outside the Bellagio Hotel in the man-made lake in front of the resort, where crowds of people gather to see this beautiful fountain show, and it’s free for everyone. The Fountains of Bellagio are among the most photographed spot in Las Vegas, even in the entire United States. It cost $40 million to build, which making it one of the most expensive fountains in the world.
3) Magic Fountain of Montjuic
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Spain and an iconic landmark of the city. Located at the foot of Montjuïc Mountain, the fountain was designed by Carles Boyegas and officially opened to the general public in 1929. The Magic Fountain presents a spectacular display of light, different colors, motion, music and water acrobatics that attract crowds to watch.
Montjuic’s Magic Fountain sprays 700 gallons of water a second and shoots up to 170 feet with 3,620 jets, entry to the fountain show is free for all. More than 2.5 million visitors come to the famous fountain every year to watch this 20-minute show, which making it one of the famous tourist attractions in Barcelona.
4) Fountain of Wealth
The Fountain of Wealth is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. It is located in the heart of Suntec City, one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore and was constructed in 1995. The Fountain of Wealth is also listed as the largest fountain in the world by the Guinness Book of Records in 1998.
The fountain is made of silicon bronze and consists of a circular ring which is supported by 4 legs. The bronze ring of the fountain has been designed on the basis of the Hindu mandala, meaning the universe. The Suntec City Fountain of Wealth is in the middle of towering skyscrapers and is free to visit from 9am to 10pm.
5) Friendship of the Peoples Fountain
Location: Moscow, Russia
National Friendship Fountain is one of the attractive sights in Moscow, located in the Plaza near Russia Exhibition Center. The fountain features 16 gold-plated sculptures dressed in national costumes, representing the republics that made up the Soviet Union.
The fountain’s main purpose was to present the idea of national identity to the Soviet people and the world. It was Constructed in the 1954, and also known as the People’s Friendship Fountain. If you come to Moscow, then don’t miss this beautiful fountain.
6) King Fahd’s Fountain
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
King Fahd’s Fountain is located on the shore of the Red Sea in the King Fahd’s Garden, Riyadh in Jeddah on the west coast of Saudi Arabia. It is one of the famous fountains in the world, and also known as Jeddah Fountain. The fountain was donated to the city by King Fahd in 1985 and was therefore named after King Fahd.
The fountain jets spray the water to a maximum height of 260 meters (853 ft), which making it the tallest fountain in the world and is also listed in the Guinness World Records. It is one of the famous attractions of Saudi Arabia, as it attracts many tourists from all over the world.
7) Samson Fountain at Peterhof Palace
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Samson Fountain is an iconic symbol of Peterhof Palace, fronting the Grand Cascade in the Lower Park in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The famous Samson Fountain main centerpiece depicts the Biblical hero “Samson” wrestling with a lion and tearing its jaws.
The fountain’s spray reaches a height of 66 feet and is surrounded by eight dolphins from whose mouth spray water. This beautiful fountain was unveiled in 1735 dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava when Peter I’s army defeated the Swedish army during the Great Northern War.
8) The Dubai Fountain
After Burj Khalifa, one of the world’s famous buildings, if there is any spectacular and beautiful place worth seeing in Dubai, then it is the Dubai Fountain. The Dubai Fountain is one of the most beautiful fountains in the world, built in the middle of artificial Burj Khalifa Lake in an area of 30 acres.
Along with this, it is opposite to the magnificent Burj Khalifa, which increases the fun of seeing it. The Dubai Fountain was inaugurated on 8 May 2009, coinciding with the opening ceremony of the Dubai Mall. The fountain is animated and looks very beautiful with a display of light and music. It is visible from every point of the lake.
9) Jet d’Eau fountain Geneva
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
The Jet d’Eau is the largest fountain in Geneva, Switzerland and one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Every year tourists come from all over the world to admire this one of the world’s famous fountains. The fountain sprays water almost 140 meters (460 ft) in the air, making it one of the tallest fountains in the world.
This beautiful fountain is one of the first things you’ll see upon boarding your plane at Geneva Airport. Originally Geneva’s first jet d’Eau fountain was installed in 1886. It was used as a safety valve and to control and release the excess pressure of the hydraulic power network.
10) Banpo Bridge Moonlight Rainbow Fountain
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is one of the most beautiful fountains in the world located on the Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea. It was installed on Banpo Bridge in September 2009, after which this bridge became famous all over the world because of this beautiful fountain.
The most popular attraction of Banpo Hangang Park is Rainbow Fountain, it hosts a spectacular night show. It emits multiple rainbow colors from both sides of the Banpo Bridge over the Han River. The fountain is 1.14 km tall and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s tallest bridge fountain.