Many people like the beauty of fountains. People like to sit near the fountains, to rest and get some refreshment of them. Almost always, there are installed benches, planted flower beds and created more trails next to fountains. The main attraction of any new or old cities garden often is the creation of fountains, some of which even dance in music.Today, I want to introduce you the 10 most spectacular fountains In the world.
If you be in any of those mentioned cities, don’t forget to visit famous fountains and enjoy their spectacular performances.
The Magic Fountain (Fuente Magica de Montjuic) is a spectacular view of colors, lights, motions, music and water acrobatics in Barcelona. The fountain created by designer Carles Buigas at the Great Universal Exhibition in 1929 attracts thousands of tourists and native citizens every week. Music in the concept of the fountain was incorporated in 1980, and the fountain was finally rebuilt before the 1992 Olympic Games, which took place in Montjuic also.
The Jeddah Fountain is famous in the world as the tallest, with its water at 312 m high and can even be equal to the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. So no wonder the fountain is visible from any place in Jeddah. Fontane has 3 powerful pumps, which can pump 625 liters of water per second at an incredible speed (375 km / h). Although it is not very beautiful, anyway do not forget to visit Jeddah - the view is really impressive.
Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, is surprised by its size, but also by synchronous fountains, which are illuminated by 6600 light bulbs. The water of these fountains (of which 1,500!) Is tall at a height of 150 meters, and thanks to light, music and special effects, the water show is really enchanting. Dubai's fountains are called the world's largest dancing fountains system.
One of the most impressive fountains in the world is in the city of Xi'an in China, next to the great Pagoda of the Wild Goose, which was built in the 7th century. and is a sacred place for Buddhists. The musical fountain is located on the square before the pagoda. The crowds gather to observe for about 20 minutes long music and water show.
Peterhof is a well-preserved luxurious imperial palace, that was built in 1710 by Peter the Great. He built it on the coast of the Gulf of Finland (the Baltic Sea). This is a few ornate palaces, large, beautiful parks and a shiny bouquet of the most impressive sculptures and fountains, which make this palace often get epithet of Versailles Palace.
The most famous fountain in the world is the Italian Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi). This fountain is a facade of a large building, designed by architect Nicola Salvi in 1735. Fountain sculptures of 29.5 m high and 19.8 m wide were designed by Bernese school artists. The three central sculptures symbolize the Neptune, surrounded by two tritons, one trying to cope with an uncontrolled seahorse, while another leads a calmer animal. They symbolize two contradictory states of the sea.
The facade of the Bellagio Hotel, located in Las Vegas, USA, is embellished with a magnificent, gigantic, festive dance with light and music. The performance can be seen from the streets and neighboring buildings, from a number of convenient locations in this Las Vegas area, called Las Vegas Strip. The fountain shows here start from the afternoon and takes place every 30 or even 15 minutes until midnight. Bellagio fountains are installed in an artificial lake of about 3.6 ha.
One of the most visited castles in France is the luxurious Versailles palace, famous for its size, luxury, gorgeous gardens and impressive fountains. Next to the former royal residence, there are 30 fountains depicting different mythical beings and deities. These fountains were installed in the 17th century, in the time of the King Louis XIV reign.
The world's largest bridge-fountain is in Seoul and astonishes its visitors. The "Lunar Rainbow" bridge is 1140 meters long, it has over 10,000 LEDs illuminating bridge with rainbow colors. The water coming from the River Hano by 380 tubes, above and beyond the bridge, create an unparalleled water show with a help of classical and vibrant world music.