Autumn in New York: Bethesda Fountain

This is the second part in my series, Autumn in New York, featuring my favorite places to experience Autumn in NYC. This post highlights Bethesda Fountain. My first post was all about The Mall in Central Park. If you walk north on that pathway, it will lead you right to Bethesda Terrace and Bethesda Fountain. Bethesda Fountain is a large circular water feature with a beautiful statue in the middle. It’s also right in front of the lake which is often filled with row boats. The autumn leaves surround the lake and the fountain and its really beautiful.

According to Central Parks website:

The Bethesda Fountain, the gorgeous focal point of the Bethesda Terrace, is one of the largest fountains in New York, measuring twenty-six feet high by ninety-six feet wide.

It is one of the most well known fountains in the world, and the statue at its center was the only sculpture to have been commissioned as a part of Central Park’s original design.

This neoclassical sculpture, also known as Angel of the Waters, features an eight-foot bronze angel who stands above four small cherubim representing health, purity, temperance, and peace.

Click this map to see the exact location of Bethesda Fountain in Google maps:

Here are a few pictures I took on my iphone October 2019.

This is the lake right next to the fountain, and as you can see there are several people row boats enjoying the water.

I hope you enjoyed this recommendation! Have you ever been to Central Park in autumn? What is your favorite spot?

Stay tuned for more recommendations in this series. To see all of the posts in this series, click here.

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