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Bethesda Fountain

Fountain
Central Park, New York
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  • jamie
    "Great for people watching and listening to street performers."(7 Tips)
    MC M.
    "Beautiful and famous fountain in Central Park."(3 Tips)
    SJ8544123 L.
    "sure to walk under the arches"(3 Tips)
    Jeff W.
    "beautiful fountain near a beautiful underpass"(3 Tips)
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  • MC M.
    MC Mamu1 week ago
    Beautiful and famous fountain in Central Park. Also it is a good place to watch street performance.
  • Nash A.
    Nash AlsJune 21
    Great music 🎶 the best time to take a break from a long walk at the central park
  • Jonathan G.
    Look for the enormous alligator snapping turtle in the pond. You'll know it when you see it.
  • jiresell
    jiresellJune 7
    Beautiful view of the lake from here. Really like the plants in the fountain.
  • Tyler J.
    The fountain was not running when I visited in April, 2017 AD
  • Amy C.
    Amy CummingsMarch 17
    Good spot for photos.
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LeVasseurJanuary 17
    Great place to listen to and watch street performers!
  • Nikki
    NikkiJanuary 8
    amazingly beautiful. and the music under the stairs makes for a truly magical experience
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeOctober 21, 2016
    Beautiful and famous fountain in central park. Throw a penny in and make a wish.
  • Manal S.
    Manal SaedanOctober 5, 2016
    Love the area and the street performance is all around 😍
  • Nhm Tanveer Hossain K.
    Nhm Tanveer Hossain KhanSeptember 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome! I love to go there at least once in a week
  • Alexandra T.
    Alexandra TritzAugust 16, 2016
    A really nice place to chill and take photos !
  • Leila
    LeilaJuly 26, 2016
    Nice place to take in the park and relax after a bike ride.
  • Joanne M.
    Joanne MoussaJuly 12, 2016
    My favorite spot in Manhattan! I got proposed to right here ❤️
  • Ted P.
    Ted PalenskiJune 19, 2016
    Great place to meet people. Beware the algal blooms!
  • Alden C.
    Alden CatesMay 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    So many wedding photos. Nice meeting spot, photo spot.
  • M A.
    M ALDossaryApril 26, 2016
    My favorite part of Central Park.
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.April 20, 2016
    Beautiful section of Central Park
  • Dmtiry R.
    Dmtiry RomantsovMarch 7, 2016
    Beautiful fountain!
  • Brett F.
    Brett FrommeJanuary 30, 2016
    People watching or just relaxing.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa Michaud NishanJanuary 3, 2016
    Pretty scene for pictures!
  • David C.
    David ChangDecember 31, 2015
    Always activities going on here.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 25, 2015
    Sit on the edge of the fountain. It's the perfect place for people watching.
  • Vito T.
    Vito TartagliaOctober 14, 2015
    One of my five NY preferite places. Stunning by any side, not only the fountain but all the terrace. Underpass is great, too, and often there're artists exploiting its peculiar acoustics.
  • Mateus M.
    Mateus MoraesSeptember 8, 2015
    Wonderful!
  • Joel S.
    Joel SavitzkySeptember 6, 2015
    Just beautiful!
  • KristiaMarie P.
    Walk to the edge by the water, on the other side of the walls there are steps into the water that you can sit on and watch the boaters on the lake.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsJuly 19, 2015
    Breathtaking views and great people watching
  • Edwulf
    EdwulfJune 22, 2015
    sing all your favorite songs from enchanted movie here, take pics or see a proposal, face back the fountain, throw a penny over your shoulder, clap 3 times & say New York! You'll return here someday!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaMay 27, 2015
    The view is great
  • Amber E.
    Amber EMay 4, 2015
    the most beautiful place in the world
  • Angel F.
    Angel FlemingApril 29, 2015
    Awesome place for picture taking
  • Jay B.
    Jay BurdmanApril 5, 2015
    Great for people watching
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos GonzalezMarch 9, 2015
    Beautiful place 👍
  • Zherawati
    ZherawatiDecember 8, 2014
    Beautiful spot for taking pics , people watching and just relaxing !
  • Pete W.
    Pete WebbNovember 16, 2014
    NYC Landmark - Stunning Masterpiece
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaNovember 5, 2014
    Great place to people watch. Occasionally there are live performers.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LOctober 26, 2014
    a beautiful fountain. great photo spot too ;) make sure to walk under the arches n look up! check out the beautiful ceiling♥
  • Ricardo B.
    Ricardo BatistaSeptember 10, 2014
    Best spot in Central, seek street performers
  • Nova C.
    Nova CaliseAugust 25, 2014
    :https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/anya-tribal-baroque If you've ever come to Bethesda Fountain and seen Thoth Prayform, here's a chance to be part of a unique film! Please share
  • Johnny A.
    Johnny AppleseedAugust 21, 2014
    My center of the universe. Great place to people watch. Or just chill back.
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 17, 2014
    Watch the row boats.
  • Sam O.
    Sam OdenAugust 16, 2014
    Great spot for photo ops & row boats
  • Clmedi
    ClmediApril 18, 2014
    Discover the Central Park
  • Kent B.
    Kent BreckenridgeJanuary 18, 2014
    Watch the ice sculpting
  • Sean R.
    Sean Ransom SmithOctober 6, 2013
    Have some fun here!
  • Maria Yvonne T.
    Maria Yvonne TanSeptember 30, 2013
    Nice place to just sit and enjoy the scenery. Some soak in the sun, I just prefer the shade.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PetersSeptember 20, 2013
    Beautiful spot. Ask anyone and they will take your photo.
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VJuly 11, 2013
    It's so beautiful here
  • Lesley K.
    Lesley KJune 26, 2013
    June-Watch baby snapping turtles (& mamas) swimming about searching for food. & Around noon, sunning on the rock outcropping along the northern end of the pond. But don't touch, they bite pretty hard.
  • Gabbi C.
    Gabbi ClarkMay 29, 2013
    Don't let mike in the fountain
  • seth l.
    seth lachsApril 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    try the people watching. they're taking loads of pictures!
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WillisApril 7, 2013
    Truly a beautiful sight! One of the best scenic places to go.
  • Kimberly C.
    Kimberly CottleApril 6, 2013
    Don't blink!
  • Beatrice R.
    Beatrice Rosa-SwerbilovMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Smells like horse pee up top :-)
  • Josh W.
    Josh WJanuary 14, 2013
    Great place to hang out and relax in the park. Sit down with a good friend, catch up, and take a ton of pictures!
  • Akshay C.
    Akshay ChavanNovember 17, 2012
    Visit before 4:30 pm in winter.
  • Shabeeb
    ShabeebOctober 24, 2012
    Another obvious landmark - but the terrace and fountain worth checking out
  • Lindsay K.
    DON'T BLINK.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYJuly 3, 2012
    Designed by Emma Stebbins and dedicated in 1873, this fountain was the only sculpture commissioned as part of Central Park’s original design. Its official name is “Angel of the Waters.”
  • Rafa M.
    Rafa MMay 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes the fountain is nice and the ceiling is amazing, but let's not forget the FRESCOES!
  • G W.
    G WongMarch 22, 2012
    Tons of films filmed here, my favourite being Angels in America. This is a great place to sit and relax in the middle of your park exploration!
  • jamie
    jamieMarch 12, 2012
    Great for people watching and listening to street performers.
  • Zane
    ZaneFebruary 22, 2012
    Best part of park, takes you away from the craziness of the city.
  • Jan S.
    Jan SichermannJanuary 15, 2012
    Frederick Law Olmsted commissioned a memorial to the union naval dead in 1865. The angel of the waters, from the gospel of Saint John, rises from the top -- a symbol of the healing power of nature.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ChangDecember 22, 2011
    Fountain's all dried up now, usually much prettier when filled, I suggest during summer
  • Thomas V.
    Thomas Van RoyDecember 18, 2011
    Propose your girlfriend
  • Lafayette 148 New York
    Lafayette 148 New YorkNovember 29, 2011
    Bridal parties getting their photos taken, outdoor fitness bootcamps and street performers all gather in one place – it’s one of our favorite places to people watch.
  • Dayron A.
    Dayron Arias™November 21, 2011
    It's beautiful
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WalshOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Early morning is my favorite time here ~ not as crowded as afternoon. Don't forget to stop by the boathouse for a coffee!
  • Zachary S.
    Zachary SchmahlOctober 15, 2011
    Come here on Saturday to here the whole Cosby gang sing in glorious harmony.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WooSeptember 23, 2011
    A beautiful fountain near a beautiful underpass, a lake with rowboats & street performers! A great central meeting place as it's close to everything else in Central Park.
  • David E.
    David E.August 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Top 5 BEST spots in NYC
  • Will J.
    Will JohnsonAugust 6, 2011
    this is such a historic landmark and this is where the musician 'Thoth' was discovered and his story went on to win an Academy Award.
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny S.July 31, 2011
    Great place for photo ops and people watching :)
  • Sylvia A.
    Sylvia AnnaJuly 21, 2011
    Enjoy the beauty of the Angel fountain
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJune 20, 2011
    Celebrate the longest day of the year - every June 21st with free music concerts in parks & streets throughout the five boroughs. Visit makemusicny.org for a complete list of events. Read more
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanJune 12, 2011
    My fav place in the whole park<3
  • Lenny G.
    Lenny GalloApril 24, 2011
    Well worth the walk into the park.
  • David D.
    David DePhillipsApril 16, 2011
    choose the golden hours of light to shot, 7pm- or 7am
  • Kristy L.
    Kristy LadnerApril 7, 2011
    Be sure to walk under the arches and look up at the beautiful ceiling
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 31, 2011
    get on the bridge beside it and take a look from there: you’ll see the fountain, the lake, the trees, the city in the background and the boathouse. Read more
  • Saswata B.
    Saswata BandyFebruary 22, 2011
    I love the photos
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousJanuary 11, 2011
    As featured in countless films, the Bethesda Fountain is a must see while visiting the park. However, when you feel like you need to pee, don't go in the fountain....
  • reza setiawan ر.
    A nice spot for photo opp! The magical spot of Central Park!
  • Will
    WillOctober 30, 2010
    Watch the Afrobats!
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
    Put your back to the fountain and shoot through the arches. This is a beautiful shot day or night.
  • Kimberly L.
    Kimberly LuciaOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like people watching this is the place to go!
  • Ruben M.
    Ruben MarquezOctober 7, 2010
    it is a marvelous place, especially the ceiling tile
  • Netba S.
    Netba SirisantanaAugust 17, 2010
    The Angel Of The Waters .. February!
  • David S.
    David SequeiraJune 24, 2010
    Nice place to take a picture. Beautiful!!!
  • David C.
    David ChaidJune 6, 2010
    Avoid at all costs.
  • Furkan A.
    Furkan AkbayrakMarch 15, 2010
    visit the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, if you are first time here
  • Dana B.
    Dana BMarch 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you are a fitness junkie, run the stairs!
  • Carol M.
    Carol MartzinekNovember 29, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the underpass and check out the tile on the ceiling. It's beautiful.
  • Omar L.
    Omar LoggiaAugust 16, 2016
    Esta estatua es la única estatua en el parque que realmente fue comisionada para el parque
  • Peggy
    PeggyJuly 21, 2016
    En verano este lugar es maravilloso puedes encontrar todo y pasar un excelente rato al aire libre o tomar fotos picnic whatever You want
  • Felipe C.
    Felipe CucalónDecember 10, 2015
    Sitio precioso y emblemático de Central Park. Esta fuente ha servido de locación para varias películas, entre ellas, obviamente algunas de Woody Allen.
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroSeptember 29, 2015
    Um dos cartões postais do Central Park!
  • Vicente M.
    Vicente MartinezAugust 26, 2015
    Muy bonita fuente y escultura en Central Park. Mucho ambiente en los alrededores.
  • Volponi L.
    Num dia de sol, que lugar agradável. Aproveite!
  • Julia G.
    Julia GrebniovaDecember 18, 2014
    Красиво очень!
  • Nino d.
    Nino de MeloNovember 17, 2014
    Um dos lugares mais lindos do Central Park. Impossível não lembrar de inúmeros filmes gravados aqui. Perfeito!
  • Agus C.
    Agus CastelloOctober 5, 2013
    hermoso lugar, solo que en invierno no hay nada y el lago esta congelado
  • José Bonifácio F.
    Vale o passeio! Entupida de estrangeiros e de noivos que chegam para recriar passagens de filmes e seriados aqui gravados.
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