10 of Most Beautiful Fountains in Europe Which Will Make You Go WowOctober 5, 2011 No Comments
There are so many beautiful fountains in the world. To say one is more beautiful than the others sometimes is back to each person’s perspectives. This article does not intend to compare fountains in EuropeMust Try Greek Foods and Drinks!. Read more ... », because to my personal opinion, every fountains are built with its own art. Here are 10 of the most beautiful fountains in Europe you have to witness its own beauty which will make you go wow!
1. TREVI FOUNTAIN (FONTANA DI TREVI), ROMETop 10 Must-Visit Historical Attractions in Rome . Read more ... », ITALYIn Photos: Duomo Di Milano - The Largest Cathedral in Italy. Read more ... »
Rome has many fountains but Trevi Fountain is no doubt the most famous in all of Rome. Trevi fountain was completed in 1762 based on the theatrical masterpiece of Nicola Salvi whom was commissioned by Pope Clement XII to build the fountain in 1732. Trevi Fountain ‘s center of attention is the statue of Neptune, god of the sea, riding a shell chariot pulled by 2 horses. Each horse is guided by a Triton. Both horses symbolize mood of the sea as one horse statue seems calm and the other one is wilder. There are as well 2 statuesLeshan Giant Buddha, The World's Tallest Stone-carved Buddha Site | China. Read more ... » at right and left side of Neptune which represents Salubrity on the right and Abundance on the left. Trevi fountain is located at Trevi Square, standing 26 meters high and 20 meters wide. When you come here, don’t forget to toss the coin over your shoulder which is believed will bring you back to Rome soon! (Tip: Also visit a gelato store near Trevi for best Italian ice cream).
Nearest Hotels near Trevi Fountain: Fontana Hotel Rome (Right in Front of Trevi Fountain)
2. MAGIC FOUNTAIN OF MONTJUÏC, BARCELONA5 Romantic Honeymoon Cities In Europe. Read more ... », SPAIN10 of Wonderful Underground Sites Worldwide. Read more ... »
Magic Fountain of Montjuic is one of the most famous fountains in Europe. It’s located in Montjuic near Barcelona, below the Palau Nacional (National Palace) on the Montjuic hill. This impressive fountain was constructed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, designed by Charles Buigas who submitted the design one year earlier. Magic FOuntain does not have a special statue here on the fountain but you will always be amazed by the light, motion, water acrobatics and music performances in the evenings. The best way to enjoy the Magic Fountain performances is by standing in front of the fountain where Palau Nacional is as the backdrop. It is a highly recommended to visit this one of the most beautiful musical fountains in the world when you go to Barcelona.
Nearest Hotels near Magic Fountain of Montjuic: Ayre Hotel Gran Via
3. PETERHOF FOUNTAIN, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIAMust-See Moscow Churches and Cathedrals | Russia. Read more ... »
First thing came to mind while seeing Peterhof Fountain is – Wow! Peterhof is Peter the Great’s summer residence, located at 25 km west of St. Petersburg, Russia. It is a beautifully designed palace and park complex which was meant to rival France10 of Wonderful Underground Sites Worldwide. Read more ... »’s Versailles. The reason behind the construction was so that Peter could reduce the time-consuming traveling he had to deal with, in order to watch over the construction of fortifications in Kronstadt, an island he had just conquered from Sweden. Finally in 1714 the construction began and in August 14, 1723 the palace was opened officially. The area is a combination of beautiful palace, statues, fountains, and parks which sometimes referred as the “Russian Versailles”. Peterhof and the city center are listed in UNESCOPlitvice Lakes - Best National Park in Croatia. Read more ... » World Heritage Site.
Hotels near Peterhof Fountain: New Peterhof Hotel St. Petersburg
4. LATONA FOUNTAIN IN PALACE OF VERSAILLES
Palace of the Versailles has so many fountains inside the area and all are beautiful. Take one example, Latona Fountain, which was inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Latona Fountain is a legendary illustration of Apollo’s mother to protect her children (Apollo and Diana). The fountain design is like wedding cake; the top tier is the statue of goddess Latona, the second and third tier are the statue of frogs, and the lowest tier is the statue of turtles and alligators.
5. CIBELES FOUNTAIN AT PLAZA DE CIBELES, MADRIDMadrid's Best Sights You Should Never Miss. Read more ... », SPAIN
Plaza de Cibeles is one of the most beautiful grand squares in Madrid. At the center there is Cibeles fountain (Fuente de las Cibeles) which was named after Cibele (or Ceres), the Roman goddess of naturePlace of the day: Metéora, Greece, a Combination of Peaceful and Breathtaking Views of Nature. Read more ... ». The fountain was built in 1777 until 1782 and it depicts Ceres on the chariot pulled by 2 lions. Cibeles fountain is one of the most important symbols of Madrid. Usually, the fountain will be so crowded whenever Real Madrid football team wins and the fans celebrate their winning here.
6. FONTAINES DE LA CONCORDE, PARIS5 Romantic Honeymoon Cities In Europe. Read more ... », FRANCE
Located inside Place de La Concorde, the largest square in Paris, Fountaines de La Concorde was designed by Jacob Ignaz Hittoif in 1836 and completed in 1840 during the time of Louis-Phillipe. There are actually 2 fountains located at the south (which commemorates the maritime commerce and industry of France) called Le Fontaines des Mers (Maritime Fountain). Another one is at the north of the square which commemorates navigation and river commerce of France called Le Fontaine des Fleuves (Fountain of the Rivers). Maritime fountain has statues of sea creatures such as fish, corals, pearls, shells as well as semi-nude figures representing Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The Fountain of Rivers has large figures representing Rhône River and the Rhine River and the main harvests of France.
7. FOUNTAIN OF NEPTUNE, FLORENCETop 10 Best Attractions in Florence, Italy. Read more ... », ITALY
Situated on the Plaza della Signoria (Signoria Square), this beautiful fountain was built between 1563 and 1575. The fountain depicts Neptune, the god of sea, surrounded by sea nymphs, as a symbol of the naval power of Florence.
8. KRIZIKOVA FOUNTAIN, PRAGUE
Krizikova is a musical fountain in Prague, built in 1891 for the occasion of Jubilee Exhibition by Frantisek Krizik. Up to 6,000 visitors can watch this spectacular musical fountain show in this big amphitheatre. The show takes up to 1 hour for you to enjoy, daily at 6pm, 9pm, 10pm, and 11pm.
9. THE PEOPLE’S FRIENDSHIP FOUNTAIN, MOSCOWThe Art of Metro in Moscow | Russia Attractions. Read more ... », RUSSIA
Also known as Friendship of Nations, this fountain features 16 beautiful gilded sculptures of maidens wearing national customes as the representation of all Soviet Union Republics. There is an octahedral pond made from red garnate with 4000 square meters surface area. Ihis beautiful fountain is supported by 8 water pumps, spraying 1200 liters of water!
10. WROCLAW MULTIMEDIA FOUNTAIN, POLAND10 of Wonderful Underground Sites Worldwide. Read more ... »
Locals call it Wroclawska Fontanna, a beautiful multimedia fountain located within in the Pergola, net to Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland. It is the biggest multimedia fountain in Europe, boasts 1 hectare fountain area, with 300 jets to create animation display using the water as the screen. You will be amazed by the show when the water is dancing according to the musical show. When not in use in winter, the fountain serves as an ice rink.
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