35 Beautiful and Creative Fountains Around the World

A traditional fountain is an arrangement where water issues from a source, fills a basin of some kind, and is drained away. In fountains sheets of water may flow over varied surfaces of stone, concrete or metal. Basins may overflow from one into another, or the overflow may imitate a natural cascade. Many fountains are located in small, artificial, ornamental ponds, basins and formal garden pools, and often they include sculpture.

35 Beautiful and Creative Fountains Around the World

We get to see them in every city we travel to and the bigger, more colorful it is, the bigger the hype. In this presentation, you will see some of the most famous, beautiful and creative fountains around the world which is going to refresh your memories.

There are many features with helps in creation of a typical fountain but one of the most common features of a fountain, if there is enough pressure, is one or more jets, in which water is forced into the air under pressure to some height. A famous example of such a modern fountain rises from the surface of Lake Geneva named Jet d’Eau (See at no. 35 below). Eye catching fountains, it’s a must-have thing for every self-respecting city that wants to attracts more and more tourists. It’s no secret that we can see them in every city we travel to, but have you ever wondered where are the most beautiful places to rest your feet while looking at water going up and then down? Try this showcase which can help you explore even more.

All of the fountains below designed by well known architects an I must say it’s not easy job to design and complete these pieces of arts as on the difference between the ideals of “architecture” and mere “construction”, the renowned 20th C. architect Le Corbusier wrote:

You employ stone, wood, and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces: that is construction. Ingenuity is at work. But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good. I am happy and I say: This is beautiful. That is Architecture.

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Beautiful and Creative Fountains Around the World

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01. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, Nevada

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02. Archibald Fountain, Sydney

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03. Fountain of Wealth, Suntec City, Singapore

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04. Disney’s Fountain of Nations, Epcot

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05. People’s Friendship Fountain, Moscow

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06. Peterhof Fountains, St. Petersburg, Russia

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07. Merlion Front, Singapore

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08. Tap fountain, Santa Galdana, Menorca

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09. Trevi Fountain | Rome, Italy

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10. Magic Fountain, Montjuic, Barcelona

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11. Horace Dodge Fountain, Downtown Detroit, Michigan

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12. Vaillancourt Fountain, Armand Vaillancourt

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13. Swarovski Fountain, Austria

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14. Buckingham Fountain, Chicago

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15. Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, France

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16. Chatsworth House & fountains

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17. Volcano Fountain, Abu Dhabi

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18. Scott Fountain, Belle Isle

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19. Floating Fountains, Osaka, Japan

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20. Crown Fountain, Millenium Park, Chicago

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21. Fountain of Rings, Omni Hotel, CNN Center

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22. 71 Fountain, Ohio

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23. Banpo Bridge Fountain, Seoul, South Korea

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24. King Fahd’s Fountain, Jeddah, KSA

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25. Fonte do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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26. El Alamein Fountain, Kings Cross, Sydney

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27. Grand Haven Musical Fountain, Michigan

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28. KC Plaza Fountain, Kansas City

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29. Ceasar Chavez Fountain Park, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

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30. Space Printer Fountain, Canal City Mall, Hakata, Japan

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31. City Hall Fountains, Downtown Edmonton, Canada

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32. Ovato fountain, Villa d’Este Park, Italy

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33. Pineapple Fountain, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC

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34. Multimedia fountain, Wroclaw, Poland

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35. Jet d’eau Fountain, Geneva, Switzerland

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33 Comments

  1. This article has been shared on favSHARE.net.

  2. Wish to visit all of them haha

  3. Love the floating fountains in Japan as well as the tap fountain. Very clever and beautiful! Great post.

  4. Fountain of wealth in Singapore is awesome.It is one of the biggest fountain in the world!

  5. Yep, I agree. Fountain of Wealth is pretty awesome.

    I also like concept of Banpo Bridge Fountain, Seoul and Floating Fountains, Osaka.

  6. Whao!!!!! these fountains are awesome, I would Like to visit them all and take pictures

  7. Great post! I’ve seen 9 of them in person. Looks like I have some more traveling to do.

  8. Official video from Multimedia fountain, Wroclaw, Poland

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caSLs0V_-5w
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cv5_1Zb_fc

  9. Really amazing fountains

  10. Another extraordinary fountain is the Jean-Paul Riopelle Fountain in Montreal.

    Visit

  11. Amazin pics!!!
    Beautiful fountains…

  12. it will more nice if each photo has information on how to achieve such effect, thanks

  13. The fountain at the Centre Pompidou in Paris is a wonderful surprise to come upon unexpectedly. It charms the spirit with its playfulness

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  15. these pictures are very goods

  16. Cap lion represents Singapore original name Singapura meaning “Lion City” or “Kota Singa“. Local artist Lim Nang Seng carved and designed the statue, which was completed in August 1972. It was officially installed by LKY on September 15, 1972. Here are some more photos: http://www.worldfortravel.com/2013/06/22/the-merlion-fountain-singapore/

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