'Splashing Water': Most Beautiful Fountains Worldwide

Published August 4th, 2018 - 08:20 GMT

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Words by Sally Shakkour

Fountains used to be made to provide pure water for thirsty people and for those who want to enjoy the view. Today, however, countries worldwide are battling to construct the most beautiful, auspicious and creative fountains. People now travel the world to see to see some of these "artistic" artifacts and beacuse they make fantastic historical monuments and inspire us with their beauty and power.

 

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Dubai’s dancing fountain at the Dubai Mall continue to be popular with visitors to the UAE. (Shutterstock)
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Image 1 of 8:  1 / 8Dubai’s dancing fountain at the Dubai Mall continue to be popular with visitors to the UAE. (Shutterstock)

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The Trevi Fountain could soon be a money-earner for Rome. (Shutterstock)
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Image 2 of 8:  2 / 8The Trevi Fountain could soon be a money-earner for Rome. (Shutterstock)

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The largest in the world is The Fountain of Wealth in Singapore. (Shutterstock)
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Image 3 of 8:  3 / 8The largest in the world is The Fountain of Wealth in Singapore. (Shutterstock)

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The J. F. Archibald Memorial Fountain, Hyde Park, Sydney, New South Wales. The design of the fountain is a mixture of Greek and Roman influences that features the god Apollo encircled by other mythical beings that spray water to the delight of visitors.
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Image 4 of 8:  4 / 8The J. F. Archibald Memorial Fountain, Hyde Park, Sydney, New South Wales. The design of the fountain is a mixture of Greek and Roman influences that features the god Apollo encircled by other mythical beings that spray water to the delight of visitors.

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The Nations Friendship Fountain, Russia, is decorated with 16 gold-plated statues representing republics of the former USSR. (Shutterstock)
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Image 5 of 8:  5 / 8The Nations Friendship Fountain, Russia, is decorated with 16 gold-plated statues representing republics of the former USSR. (Shutterstock)

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The Buckingham Fountain in the United States built in 1927 in rococo wedding cake style is one of the largest in the world. (choosechicago.com)
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Image 6 of 8:  6 / 8The Buckingham Fountain in the United States built in 1927 in rococo wedding cake style is one of the largest in the world. (choosechicago.com)

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The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a fountain at the head of Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. (Shutterstock)
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Image 7 of 8:  7 / 8The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a fountain at the head of Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. (Shutterstock)

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Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, USA are choreographed to various pieces of music and present a light and water show every 15 to 30 minutes. (Shutterstock)
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Image 8 of 8:  8 / 8Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, USA are choreographed to various pieces of music and present a light and water show every 15 to 30 minutes. (Shutterstock)

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Dubai’s dancing fountain at the Dubai Mall continue to be popular with visitors to the UAE. (Shutterstock)

Image 1 of 8Dubai’s dancing fountain at the Dubai Mall continue to be popular with visitors to the UAE. (Shutterstock)

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The Trevi Fountain could soon be a money-earner for Rome. (Shutterstock)

Image 2 of 8The Trevi Fountain could soon be a money-earner for Rome. (Shutterstock)

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The largest in the world is The Fountain of Wealth in Singapore. (Shutterstock)

Image 3 of 8The largest in the world is The Fountain of Wealth in Singapore. (Shutterstock)

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The J. F. Archibald Memorial Fountain, Hyde Park, Sydney, New South Wales. The design of the fountain is a mixture of Greek and Roman influences that features the god Apollo encircled by other mythical beings that spray water to the delight of visitors.

Image 4 of 8The J. F. Archibald Memorial Fountain, Hyde Park, Sydney, New South Wales. The design of the fountain is a mixture of Greek and Roman influences that features the god Apollo encircled by other mythical beings that spray water to the delight of visitors.

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The Nations Friendship Fountain, Russia, is decorated with 16 gold-plated statues representing republics of the former USSR. (Shutterstock)

Image 5 of 8The Nations Friendship Fountain, Russia, is decorated with 16 gold-plated statues representing republics of the former USSR. (Shutterstock)

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The Buckingham Fountain in the United States built in 1927 in rococo wedding cake style is one of the largest in the world. (choosechicago.com)

Image 6 of 8The Buckingham Fountain in the United States built in 1927 in rococo wedding cake style is one of the largest in the world. (choosechicago.com)

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The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a fountain at the head of Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. (Shutterstock)

Image 7 of 8The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a fountain at the head of Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. (Shutterstock)

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Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, USA are choreographed to various pieces of music and present a light and water show every 15 to 30 minutes. (Shutterstock)

Image 8 of 8Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, USA are choreographed to various pieces of music and present a light and water show every 15 to 30 minutes. (Shutterstock)

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