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Bethesda Fountain

Midpark at 72nd St. Transverse, Central Park, New York City, NY
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“central park” (152 reviews)
“focal point” (4 reviews)
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Midpark at 72nd St. Transverse, Central Park, New York City, NY
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"central park"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bethesda fountain and arcade is a wonderful meeting point in the southern area of Central Park. The view over the fountain and the small lake behind it is quite lovely from the top of the arcade which itself has a gorgeous mosaic ceiling .

Thank Torkm68
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bethesda Fountain is found at the Bethesda Terrace in the heart of Central Park. The fountain features a 8 foot tall 'Angel of the Waters' statue with four cherubs. Water spills into a large basin pool below the statue. You can sit on the...More

1  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used in many film shots this fountain and lake behind is a must see when visiting Central Park. Another oasis in a busy city with people boating on the lake.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Once found in this huge impressive park this spot is a must for the movie followers and although it wasn't summer time it was still a great picturesque location and the step and pathway leading here are wide and tree lined

Thank barry g
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Central Park as a whole is a favourite any time of year, and so is the Fountain. You'll recognize it from many films and series, and I find it especially beautiful with snow. There's always a bustle going on near the Fountain

1  Thank 424nelev
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the views of the fountain from the top of the steps. The angel on top is beautiful and the water in the back pretty nice.

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The fountain is a great stop to take a break while exploring Central Park. You can relax and take in this great edifice. A great place to stop for a snack or just people watch.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, these are just some of the words to describe this place. There is a lot going on whether it be local buskers, singers, saxophone players. All of it adds to a wondrous vibe . Go on a warmer day so you can...More

1  Thank Jeffreeshen
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Central park is the most bigger park in nyc. If you visit the park you should stay a minute in this fountain and appreciate the view of nyc.

1  Thank Nicolle R
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Cool gem in the middle of central park, it is actually pretty big. The fountain makes for a great spot to grab some awesome photos.

1  Thank Dunnersfireman64
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RandBArmstrong
19 January 2018|
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Response from drmikenyc | Reviewed this property |
The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind... literally. It's the weather, not an arbitrary date which determines the fountain's functioning. It's been turned off in warm weather too, if there's a drought, and times when... More
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smilesalot15
11 August 2017|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are entrances to the park at west 72d street and Central Park West and East 72d Street and Fifth Ave. The Terrace Drive is essentially an extension of 72d Street and connects the two entrances. The Betthesda... More
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smilesalot15
11 August 2017|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
On weekdays -- yes. but it is tricky, doable on weekdays only and probably a bad idea. Get out your map. On weekdays, not weekends, cars can enter the park until 6 or 7PM at 6th Avenue and Central Park So. (59th Street... More
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