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Bethesda Fountain

Midpark at 72nd St. Transverse, Central Park, New York City, NY
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Midpark at 72nd St. Transverse, Central Park, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When I'm going from the west side to the east side at least I have a landmark on 72nd street to indicate how far I am from leaving the park.

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive to see and a popular spot to sit and take photographs. Worth going to see when you are in Central Park.

Thank TA-Scott83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a spectacular fountain in Central Park. Lovely surrounding area also. A worthwhile visit if you have time.

Thank JCLogan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the LAW. If a movie is set in NYC, it must include a scene of the Bethesda Fountain. Come dance in its waters on warm day. Propose to your Inamorata. Gambol in the shade of the Arches. Such a beautiful, romantic place.

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central Park is wonderful and Bethesda Fountain is an absolute highlight! Wide open and architecturally stunning, the entire area is worth the trek to see.

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see in Central Park! This is definitely a must. Beautiful fountain and terrace. Makes for great photo opps.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk north through the Bethesda Terrace you immediately come upon the fountain. It is a moderately sized fountain with a large pond/water area around it. It is a large circumference and thus accommodates a large number of people around it. Good photo opportunity....More

Thank MisterCheeky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most attractive area of Bethesda Terrace in Central Park is Bethesda Fountain. This fountain is one of the largest fountains in New York which measures 26ft high x 96ft wide. It is one of the most well known fountains in the world. The statue...More

Thank Gaetano A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fountain ads life to the Central Park. Excellent spot and lots and lots of photo taking opportunities. Moreover, this area of the park is a deja vu in Hollywood movies so its a must dropping by this site We were lucky that while in...More

Thank Manuel M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The first time I saw the Bethesda Fountain was the credit for Angel in America, so when I went to New York 4 years ago, I just had to see it in person. I now cannot go to New York without taking a walk to...More

Thank jcmtl1965
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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
11 August 2017|
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
Maca C
4 September 2015|
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Response from Betty P | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I agree with the previous answers. A place to be visited in the daylight I would say. I don't know the times it is turned on as the times I visited it it was on. By the way, I was there early in the morning once and... More