Top 10 Most Famous Fountains In The World 2017

10. Swarovski Fountain, Innsbruck, Austria

The Swarovski Fountain is the mouth of a glass-covered head which is the front of the crystal-themed museum called Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds). It belongs to the Swarovski company and it houses exhibitions related to the crystals the company sells

9. Samson Fountain at Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens laid out on the orders of Peter the Great founded in 1710. They are often referred as the “Russian Versailles”. The palace has many fountains and the most important of them is Samson Fountains that was added In the 1730s. It depicts the moment when Samson tears open the jaws of a lion, representing Russia’s victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War

8. Archibald Fountain, Sydney, Australia

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Also known as J. F. Archibald Memorial Fountain, the fountain is widely regarded as the finest public fountain in Australia. It was unveiled in 1932 to commemorate the association of Australia and France in World War I. The fountain design is Inspired from classical Greek and Roman art and literature. The fountain depicts a bronze Apollo surrounded by other mythical figures and animals

7. King Fahd’s Fountain, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Also known as the Jeddah Fountain, is the tallest fountain of its type in the world. Located in the coast of Jeddah, the fountain jets water 1,024 feet (312 m) in the air. which can be seen throughout the entire vicinity of Jeddah. The fountain uses saltwater taken from the Red Sea instead of freshwater. It uses over 500 spotlights to illuminate the fountain at night

6. Fontana di Tivoli, Tivoli, Italy

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Also known as Fontana dell’Ovato, this fountain is located in Villa d’Este, Tivoli. The fountain cascades from its oval shaped basin into a beautiful pool. The entire Villa was declared a UNESCO world heritage site. The fountain and beautiful surrounding gardens are one of the most popular destinations for one day trip from Rome

5. Friendship of the Peoples Fountain, Moscow, Russia

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The fountain is one of the main features in the All-Russian Exhibition Center. The fountain contains 16 gilded statues, representing the Republics of Soviet Union

4. Fountain of Wealth, Singapore

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The Fountain of Wealth is located in one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore called Suntec City. It is the World’s Largest Fountain according to the Guinness Book of Records. During certain periods of the day, the fountain is turned off and visitors are invited to walk around the mini fountain located in the center of the fountain to collect coins for good luck. During the night, the fountain is the setting for laser performances, as well as live song and laser message dedications between 8pm to 9pm daily

3. Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain

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A fountain located in the Montjuïc neighborhood of BarcelonaThe fountain was constructed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. At that time it performed only light shows. In the 1980s, music was incorporated with the light show and the fountain was completely restored prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics, held at Montjuïc. During the performances the area is crowded with thousands of tourists with cameras

2. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, United States

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The Fountains of Bellagio are huge fountains located on a manmade lake in front of the Bellagio hotel. The fountains feature a vast choreographed water performances set to light and music. The performances take place in front of the Bellagio hotel and are visible from the strip. The show takes place every 30 minutes in the afternoons and early evenings, and every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. The fountain display is choreographed to various pieces of music, including “Time To Say Goodbye”, “Your Song”, “Viva Las Vegas”, “Luck Be a Lady”, and “My Heart Will Go On”

1. The Dubai Fountains

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The Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in DubaiUnited Arab Emirates. It was designed by WET Design, the California-based company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, it is 275 m (902 ft) long and shoots water up to 500 ft (152.4 m) into the air accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. It was built at a cost of AED 800 million (USD $218 million).

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