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“The largest of its kind in the Czech Republic”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Samson's Fountain

Samson's Fountain
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Owner description: 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.
Olen, Belgium
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“The largest of its kind in the Czech Republic”
Reviewed 16 September 2012

This Baroque fountain dating back to 1721 (stonemason Zachariáš Horn) is the largest of its kind in the Czech Republic (17 metres high and 200 m3 of water). Three gradually decreasing basins placed one above the other on the sculpted Center pillar, from the Middle a octagonal basin, the balustrade is decorated with four decorative vases, the large pedestal with four gargoyles, the sculptures (including Samson who fights a lion and the four mythical giants who carry the basin) are created by Josef Dietrich. Around the fountain are 24 stone pillars connected by a huge chain. Originally the fountain did not only have an aesthetic function but also a practical one: to supply the city water from the Vltava River.

Visited August 2012
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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“Beautiful barocco fountain”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

One of the most famous landmarks in Ceske Budejovice.

Visited April 2012
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“Great Fountain”
Reviewed 14 February 2004

Very Big and beatiful fountain right in downtown. A few blocks away from the train station. Lots of other nice architectural building(s) near the fountain

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