Bethesda Terrace
Bethesda Terrace
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Neighbourhood: Central Park
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  • 72nd St • 7 min walk
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D P
Wellington, New Zealand6,692 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Always a lovely place to go, rain or shine. Always lots of people here usually a wedding party too getting their photos taken. A band or busker playing in the covered arches or street performer dancing around.
It’s like a must see when you’re visiting NY and it’s not too far into the park which is vast, the further in you go the less people you’ll see & you’ll soon forget you’re even in a massive city!
Written 19 October 2023
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Joe D
37 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We came over in July from Northern Ireland and had a great time.
It's a really lovely area and a must in CP. We walked from the Plaza Hotel to here, seeing some of CP's best spots on the way. It's an absolute must in the City
Written 13 August 2023
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Birgitta-Kenneth
Solna, Sweden1,479 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Great place to just take in the different activities around the terrace such as weddings, troubadures, gymnasticshows and so on.
Written 8 June 2023
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Matt S
Brighton, MI2,311 contributions
Jun 2022
This is a classic Central Park space (John Wick 2 anyone??) with great landcape architectural features, and a great view of the lake. It is a popular spot, so it can get a bit crowded.
Written 4 May 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
Jul 2022
From the upper terrace you have a view of the fountain, the boaters on the lake, and the street performers who frequent the area.

When visiting the Bethesda Fountain, make sure you either enter of leave through the arcade so you can appreciate the beautifully tiled walls and ceiling.
Written 20 July 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,664 contributions
May 2022
One of the most beautiful parts of Central park, seen in so many movies.
The Bethesda terrace with great views of the fountain and park, street performers and few snack/drink stalls.
Do descend down and walk the arcaded passageway with magnificent tile work.
Written 23 June 2022
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,571 contributions
Apr 2022
While on a bike tour of the park we stopped here. The tile work under the terrace is gorgeous. It was a hidden gen to be discovered.
Written 22 April 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,403 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a lovely spot in the park, part of the original 19th Century design and should definitely be on your walking tour. It's a gorgeous outdoor delight, well-designed spot to stop and smile.
Written 28 December 2021
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,198 contributions
Dec 2021
I walked five times in Central Park in December 2021 and each time I visited Bethesda Terrace and Bethesda Fountain. Bethesda Terrace is located at the end of The Mall. The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Bethesda Fountain are my favorite parts of Central Park. At Bethesda Terrace you get a great view of Bethesda Fountain, the Lake, the Loeb Boat House. The terrace is lined with horse-drawn carriages and bicycle carts for tourists. There were two grand staircases which I went down to view the Bethesda Fountain. There is another staircase which leads to under the terrace which has rest rooms and more importantly art work on the walls. It is a great part of Central Park to visit and I never get tired of it.
Written 21 December 2021
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Greg Harris
Bronx, NY1,593 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
The Bethesda Terrace is an absolute beautiful NY based architectural attraction and one of the top most visited destination in Central Park.

I brought myself, my wife and our pet to visit the Bethesda Terrace in the summer of 2021.

The Bethesda Terrace provides a great view of the Lake in Central Park, consists of two grand stair cases and another staircase that passes under Terrence Drive and which leads to the Mall and the Elkan Naumburg bandsell.

Both my wife and I were mesmerized by the sheer beauty and design of the Bethesda Terrace.

What also captured our attention was the gorgeous Bethesda Fountain, the central feature of the Bethesda Terrace.

What lies within fountain’s center, is the elegantly designed statue, Angel Of The Water. The statue pays homage to Jesus, his healing of a paralytic at Bethesda and an angel blessing the pool of Bethesda with healing power.

Both my wife and I enjoyed looking at the Bethesda Terrace, the Bethesda Fountain & Statue and we made sure to take multiple pictures of this magnificent attraction.

We both recommend for everyone to visit and view the Bethesda Terrace!!!
Written 10 August 2021
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