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Archibald Fountain

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Wikipedia tells us what it is and why, " The Archibald Fountain, properly called the J. F. Archibald Memorial Fountain is located in Hyde Park, in central Sydney, New South Wales... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favourite fountain in Sydney and we tend to judge all fountains by it on our travels, which is no surprise it is a French design, in the art-deco style. It adds to the beauty of the park, on a particular hot day it is nice to stand, near the fountains as the breeze collects the spray.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wikipedia tells us what it is and why, " The Archibald Fountain, properly called the J. F. Archibald Memorial Fountain is located in Hyde Park, in central Sydney, New South Wales. It is named after J. F. Archibald, owner and editor of The Bulletin magazine, who bequeathed funds to have it built. Archibald specified that it must be designed by... More 

Thank MWandAW
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is an outstanding piece of workmanship, cleverly designed and brilliantly executed! The imagery is wonderful and full of ancient history brought back to life. The water holds it together. It is uplifting yet peaceful. Wow! I walk past it nearly every day and never tire of it.

Thank JMP158
Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely fountain donated to the people of Sydney. A great place to watch the world go by and enjoy the cooling effect of the water.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

An impressive art-deco fountain in the middle of Hyde Park featuring several figures from Greek mythology, including Apollo, Diana, Pan and the Minotaur.

Thank wendyanddavid536
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

What a wonderful fountain this is and for me is as impressive as the Trevi in Rome. It has some beautiful sculptures and a lovely centrepiece with the water cascading around it. With St Mary's Cathedral behind makes for an ideal setting.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

One of the best features of a fairly dull Hyde Park. Pleasant backdrop to your lunch or short break from work.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Right in the center of Hyde Park, Archibald Fountain is hard to miss. It's great to walk by and people watch, have a picnic or just walk through on your way to the botanic gardens or barracks museum.

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Archibald was inspired by all things French and built this fountain on the site of Sydney's Colonial race track in Hyde Park.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The Archibald Fountain is a gift from JF Archibald to the people of Sydney to commemorate friendship with the French and Australian involvement in WWI on French soil. The fountain was built in France and sent over to Sydney to be placed at this spot in the Hyde Park. The beautiful greenery and the matching grandeur of St Mary's Cathedral... More 

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