Bethesda Fountain

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Bethesda Fountain
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Neighbourhood: Central Park
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  • 72nd St • 7 min walk
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,188 contributions
Apr 2022
I'm sure this is much better when there is water in it. We were there in early April and were told it would be filled soon. It was still a nice place to stop on our bike tour.
Written 22 April 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland16,906 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
The fountain is located in Central Park and a lovely feature when it’s operating properly. It’s in front of the lake and a popular spot.
Written 19 March 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA12,734 contributions
Oct 2021
One of the crown jewels of the Park, this fountain is a 19th Century gem. It's old and classic, but in great shape since we all love it so much. Can't miss it in the middle of the most-used part of the Park.
Written 4 January 2022
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,863 contributions
Dec 2021
I walked five times in Central Park in December 2021 and each time visited Bethesda Fountain. The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Bethesda Fountain are my favorite part of Central Park and I never get tired of it. The Bethesda Fountain was dry because it was December but it still was a great photo opportunity. Also great was standing near Bethesda Fountain and then looking up at Bethesda Terrace and seeing the tall buildings of Central Park South in the distance. Nearby is The Lake and the Loeb Boat House. It is a great part of the park to visit.
Written 21 December 2021
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FDinger
Florida1,070 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We stopped at Bethesda Fountain on our traverse of Central Park. It was bustling with people. There were some viewing the beautiful fountain, others rowing on the lake, a few enjoying a street musician, and even a couple having their wedding pictures taken. It was a great scene on a warm summer day.
Written 14 August 2021
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AndyB5542
Minneapolis, MN3,741 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We stopped by the fountain but didn’t stay long. There were too many people around, and the street performers were so loud that we had to leave.
Written 4 July 2021
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lucycan
Minneapolis, MN2,949 contributions
May 2021
Visited here for the first time. Such a great spot. The site of many movies. Wonderful fountain and lots of places to sit around and people watch. Well worth the effort to get there. Yet another great free thing in Central Park!
Written 19 May 2021
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,109 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Just before going back towards the concrete jungle, we quickly headed to Bethesda fountain, where we hoped we would find a toilet.
The toilet was closed, but we enjoyed checking out the beautiful fountain and in particular the lovely tiles on the ceiling under the terrace. Just look at the fountain, turn around and walk towards the stairs while looking up. Due to the dimness you may pass by without noticing, but it's really worth checking out this landmark.
Written 25 March 2020
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Gaurav C
New Delhi, India3,090 contributions
Jul 2019
Bethesda fountain overlooks the lake in the central park...it is practically a hub of events and activities in the central park...you can see the place thronged by visitors from all over...It has the angel of waters statue...such a nice place to visit
Written 25 January 2020
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Lane the English traveller
Huddersfield, UK566 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is a tourist hotspot. Everyone is patient when it comes to taking a photo. Looks amazing on a sunny day. You relax by the lake and listen to the buskers.

It is truly a beautiful place.
Written 21 January 2020
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