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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the Fountain when strolling thru Central Park. It overlooks the lake and there is always a lot of different entertainment going on. From wedding parties to street performers, there is so much to see!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AliJo36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked through the park to the fountain area which is lovely for photos - busy part of the park, lots of people & horse carriages about. Lovely view across the water to the boathouse.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got to visit after watching John Wick 2. The Angel of the Waters, the statue refers to Healing the paralytic at Bethesda, a story from the Gospel of John about an angel blessing the Pool of Bethesda, giving it healing powers. I can only imagine what it's like during...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot for photos! I've seen this in so many movies & TV shows and wanted to see it in person. It is beautiful and such a great spot for pics. Make sure you walk through the tunnel and look up at the ceiling!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 160LauraT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool place to check out. No water in fountain since it was winter. But it was cool to be in the place where lots of movies have been shot. Home alone and John Wick for example. Missed it during our last visit to NYC so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ricovaldez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Central Park is my favorite park and I have been to parks all over the USA & Europe. I visit this angel first. No adequate words. See it and embrace the ambience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank valerie115
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Looked forward to seeing this all day. Was a little disappointed that the water was drained from the fountain as it takes away from the ambiance. Since there was no water, people were sitting in the center on the fountain. Still amazing to see though.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 702charlottef
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

While the fountain is quite beautiful, there are a lot of people trying to capture their picture with it, so you may have to wait a bit to get a nice picture/view of the fountain. Good vantage point from the above stairs looking into the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travelnikk
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We found Bethesda Fountain a beautiful place to stop, draw breath, and admire the scenery. Yes, it’s busy, but don’t let that put you off - or go early!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ADM1959
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This is a truly beautiful, glittering fountain located in the middle of the park. I passed it on the way to the Bow Bridge and the Ramble while bird watching., When I stopped to admire it, there was a crew of construction workers resurfacing the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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RandBArmstrong
January 18, 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
August 11, 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
August 11, 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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