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Bethesda Fountain

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Address: Midpark at 72nd St. Transverse, Central Park, New York City, NY
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A must when in Central Park. Great photo opts and always unusual entertainment happenings here all hours of the day.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must when in Central Park. Great photo opts and always unusual entertainment happenings here all hours of the day.

Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for fotos, either with the fountain in the background or closer to the lake with the bridge or the Boat House as backgroung. Also when the lake freezes this seems to be the bit that gets iced up first.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bethesda Fountain and Terrace are a must see when strolling through Central Park! We visited the park twice during a 5 night stay and on 27th Jan on our second trip to the park before leaving this amazing city my boyfriend got down on one knee at the fountain and proposed! It will forever be a very special place... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fountain was not flowing when I visited on a winter day in January, but I really enjoyed the serene setting.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

It was really cool seeing the Bethesda Fountain, I’m a huge fan of Elf and Enchanted so seeing it up close was great. we were there on an drizzly December morning so it was not too crowded but there was also no water in the fountain either. It was still great to see though and I recommend it to anybody... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Film heaven location ... john wicker for one and then I could list 10 other. It's also a beautiful place with one of the most beautiful fountains in the park.

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We took a stroll through Central Park on a beautiful November day and stopped by the fountain for some photos. It is beautiful and definitely worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Located in the Central Park easy to get help in the park to find the fountain. Or take the padicab which can be helpful

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great to see. It's a famous place that you will see in a lot of movies, and in real-life you must stop when nearby. Don't forget to enjoy the view over the water.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Central Park can be simply a place of peace and solitude or it can be a longer walk appreciating landmarks such as this. Haven't seen all the movies it as been in but do enjoy the symbolism and the fountain's beauty.

Thank RonWamberal

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