Bethesda Fountain: Heart of Central Park

Feb 15th

Bethesda fountain – It is said that Fountain Bethesda is the heart of Central Park and a good place to start exploring the park. They will recognize the Queen of Central Park sculptures as she appears in hundreds of films and series. La Fuente is located on Bethesda Terrace (north of 72nd Street), one of Central Park’s most visited locations. The best photos can be taken from the top of the terrace. Do not forget to visit the lower passage, decorated with dozens of arches and beautiful tiles.

The Bethesda Fountain
The Bethesda Fountain

There you will always find some street musician, someone proposing marriage or taking wedding pictures. The statue of the bethesda fountain is called the Angel of the Water , a sculpture by Emma Stebbins of 1893, the first woman in New York history to hold an important public monument. The sculptural set of neoclassical style, is almost 8 meters high and 5 meters wide, and is the first sculpture installed in the park.

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Bethesda fountain was designed to commemorate the Croton Aqueduct, which for the first time served drinking water to the city. Hence the position of the angel: he is blessing the purified waters that allowed the progress of the city. At their feet they will see four cherubim, allegories of health, purity, temperance and peace.

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