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.
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