Bethesda Fountain, New York City

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Overlooking Central Park's lake since 1859, Bethesda Fountain is a breathtaking circular structure with a female winged angel perched at the top of several cascades. Below the neoclassical angel, four cherubs represent temperance, purity, health, and peace. The angel's artist, Emma Stebbins, was the first female to receive public commission for a major New York City art piece. The only sculpture featured in the park's original layout, it commemorates the opening of the Croton Aqueduct, which provided fresh water to the city. Snap a picture in front of the iconic fountain, which you may recognize from countless movies, television shows, and even video games. For Bethesda Fountain and beyond, use our New York City visit planning app to get the most from your New York City vacation.
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  • This is a relatively large fountain located in New York City's fountain, contains a sculpture of an Angel at the top of the fountain is known as known as "the Angel of water". In addition, Bethesda fountain is in the lower part of the place known as Bethesda terrace, gazebo and is the upper part and views of the Park. Also many people still have performance terrace, even to this day I'm enjoying the views.
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  • Central park is the most bigger park in nyc. If you visit the park you should stay a minute in this fountain and appreciate the view of nyc.  more »
  • during the visit to central park, perfect families, place of departure date in the Park
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