Fountains are a thrilling sight for people of all ages and there are often large crowds gathered in front of them, and people throwing their pennies in. Even seasoned travellers find themselves drawn to watch the majestic beauty of the flowing water. Here are 6 stunning fountains that you will not want to miss on your travels.
Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles is located in Versailles, France and it is a short train ride from Paris. There are many fountains on the grounds and they are showcased from early spring until late fall. The Latona is one of the popular fountains of the grounds and it depicts sculptures inspired by Greek Mythology. Be sure to dedicate a full day to exploring the buildings and gardens of this magnificent place that were built by King Louis VIII in the 17th century.
The Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain is part of the 30-acre manmade lake that sits on the grounds of the stunning Burj Kalifa Hotel in downtown Dubai, UAE. It is the second largest choreographed fountain and it synchronizes the water and coloured lights to go with over forty different songs throughout the day. The fountain cost over 218 million US to build and it can shoot water as high as 150 metres. Find out more about Dubai here.
The Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas
The Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the most popular sights in this popular tourist destination. They were built by the Bellagio Hotel at the cost of 40 million USD. The shows occur every 15 to 30 minutes and the water is choreographed to music and lights. The colours change according to the day, holiday, event or show. If you’re staying at the Bellagio, you can request to have a room with a view of the fountains.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is in Barcelona, Spain and this stunning fountain was completely redone in 1992 for the Summer Olympics. It has shows every half hour on weekends and additional shows during the summer months. The shows coordinate music and lights to create a spectacular show that thrills people of all ages.
Visiting the Trevi Fountain will be an iconic moment on your visit to Rome. This striking fountain attracts millions of visitors each year and it is considered one of the top ten things to see in Rome. It was built in the 18th century and it is attached to an aqueduct that dates back to 1st century BC. The word Trevi means “three streets” because the fountain was built at the junction of three roads. Over €3000 are thrown in the fountain each day and collected and given to charity.
The Brindavan Garden Fountain
The Brindavan Garden Fountain is located in the near the Krishnarajasagara dam in the city of Mandya which is just north of the city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in southern India. The fountain attracts 2 million visitors annually and it was renovated in 2005. The show choreographs the flowing water with music and lights to provide a spectacular show for viewers of all ages. The fountain is situated in a 60-acre garden that showcases topiary works, pergolas, and gazebos