Fountains make beautiful historic monuments and they also add to the aesthetic beauty of the place. However, some went overboard and made the most spectacular ones that have now become tourist sites. Here’s our take on the best, most spectacular fountains in the world.
- Bellagio Fountains
Arguably the most famous fountains in the world, the Bellagio adorning the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada are quite a treat to the eyes. The fountains can be tuned and choreographed to synchronize with lights and music. The fountain performances happen every half an hour during the day and every 15 minutes in the night time. These fountains certainly give a feeling of grandeur and celebration and are one of the most spectacular fountains in the world.
- Magic Fountains of Montjuic
Constructed in 1929 with the view of international exposition, the Magic Fountains of Montjuic are a central part of the Montjuic neighbourhood in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain. In earlier days these fountains only used lights to which music was added. The performances on these fountains are a grand affair and are visited by c huge crowd. These fountains were completely renovated and beautified prior to the event of Summer Olympics in 1992 which took place in Montjuic.
- Trevi Fountains
When in Rome, do as Romans do. And boy do they do everything in style. The magnificent Trevi fountains located in Rome exemplify class and picturesque display of lights, water and music. The fountain towers over 86 feet high and 161 feet wide. With a myth that says that if you throw a coin in these fountain you ought to come back to Rome, these fountains located in Trevi region of Rome are one of the most beautiful fountains in the world and a famous monument in Italy.
- Fountain of Wealth
The world’s largest fountain is located in the biggest mall in in Singapore called the Suntec City, according to the book of Guinness World Records. The fountain is turned off during the day and visitors are allowed to walk into the mini fountain in the center of the fountain and collect coins, which apparently stand for good luck. The fountains are used for laser shows at night and are tuned to music and light and message dedications. These fountains are very famous amongst the tourists visiting Singapore.
- King Fahd’s fountain
This fountain, one of its kind and the tallest in the world is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and is also called the Jeddah Fountain. Unlike other fountains, this particular one uses sea water from Red Sea and shoots about 1024 feet high up in the sky. This fountain can be seen from the entire city which is what makes it extra extravagant. 500 spotlights illuminate this fountain at night.
- Samson Fountain
The Samson fountain is one amongst many fountains in the Peterhof Palace and gardens built on the orders of Peter the Great in 1710. These series are often called “Russian Versailles”. Located in Saint Petersburg in Russia, the Samson Fountain was added to the “Russian Versailles” as they call it in 1730s. It depicts a statue of Samson tearing open the jaw of a lion much to depict Russia’s victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War.
- Buckingham Fountain
Located in the centre of the Grand Park in Chicago, United States, Buckingham Fountain is also one of the most famous fountains in the world. This fountain is built in the rococo wedding cake style and is inspired by the Latona fountains in Versailles. This fountain is metaphorically made to represent Lake Michigan. Buckingham fountain was built in 1927 and is one of the largest fountains in the world.
- Burj Khalifa Fountain
Not a surprising entry on the list is the Burj Khalifa fountains in Dubai, UAE. It is built on a manmade lake. The fountain is one of the major attractions in Dubai as it shoots water up to 150 meters and is built on a manmade lake in the Burj Khalifa. It’s a spectacular sight and is famous amongst tourists all over the world.
- Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountains
Stretching over about 110000 sq meters, this is one of the biggest fountains in Asia. This fountain is located in Xian, China and is world famous.
- Swarovski Fountain
Swarovski fountains located in Innsbruck, Austria is the entrance to the crystal museum in Austria called Swarovski Kristallwelten. It belongs to the Swarovski Company and homes the crystal that the company makes.
There’s always a sense of peace to experience when visiting one of these fountains. They make for incredible attractions and are surely not to be ignored. You can pay a visit to these places by planning your trip with Cozmo Travel.