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Impressive

I saw him in the evening when it was dark. The fountain worked, there was a highlight. It was very... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
VitaG43
Cultural gem

One of the largest fountains in the country sitting in one of the largest squares is this country’s... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
FLnurseER
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This 18th-century fountain, located in the center of one of the largest squares in Europe, once served as Ceske Budejovice's main water supply.
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

I saw him in the evening when it was dark. The fountain worked, there was a highlight. It was very beautiful. And although at night, because of the mystery, everything seems more attractive, when I saw the fountain in the afternoon, there were many impressions....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

One of the largest fountains in the country sitting in one of the largest squares is this country’s cultural gem. At its top is the biblical Simon fighting a lion. The huge shell serving as a collector water, was mined in the nearby quarry and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

This is THE place for photos in CB!! Any season of the year, this fountain will provide an ideal meeting place for groups (you can't miss it!) , an historic place for photos, surrounded by the beautiful variety of colorful, historic architecture of the buildings...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

The is the center of town with lots of restaurants, 18th century houses with freshly restored facades and good people watching. We tipped a hopeful muscle bound opera singer who put down his cigarettes and tried hard but his voice cracked.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

A very nice fountain in the center of the city with Samson and lion on the top pf it. A very interesting decorated fountain.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Malcolmle
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Samson Fountain (1721 to 1727) is a Baroque fountain standing on Přemysl Otakar II Square. It is one of the largest in the CR. It has a diameter of 17 metres. The main purpose for building this fountain was to supply the town with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful centre piece of the town sqaure...even better at night time. Dont just view from a distance...go and have a proper look !!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Folberz
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Well worth going across the square to visit this large fountain which was constructed in 1721-1726 to supply the town with the water from the river Vltava. Nowadays it is just for decorative purposes but still spews out a lot of water. This town is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank LondonNefertiti
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Make sure you see it at night with the lit up back drops of the beautiful buildings. If you can catch it at sunset with the sun reflected in windows all the better. A huge fountain throwing uo a lot of water, beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gnoleeg
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I can't believe water has been gushing out of this thing since the 1700s and it hasn't dissolved yet. It was hot during the day so I came back in the evening and it was even better.

Date of experience: August 2017
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