Earlier fountains were being used to provide drinking water to residents of cities, towns or villages. But now they are built for decorative purposes.

Some of the world’s most spectacular fountains are exceptional masterpieces of architecture and design that shape water in unique and innovative ways in order to perform exquisite displays of shapes and color. If you want to know a bit more about each one of the world’s most incredible fountains, all you have to do is have a look at our following list.

Metalmorphosis Mirror Fountain, USA

Metalmorphosis is a mirrored water fountain by Czech sculptor David Černý that was constructed at the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, NC. The 14-ton sculpture is made from massive stainless steel layers that rotate 360 degrees and occasionally align to create a massive head.

Disney’s Fountain of Nations, Epcot

It entertains visitors in the heart of Epcot’s Future World by propelling its 149,000 gallons of water as high as 150 ft. in the air as 30,000 gallons of water per second cascade over its tiered edges.

Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, Seoul, South Korea

Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain is installed along 570m on both sides of Banpodaegyo Bridge, with 380 nozzles spraying water from the river below out into a beautiful show of water, music, and lights. The fountain is programmed to play different shows during the day and night.

Swarovski Fountain, Innsbruck, Austria

Located in a theme park in the town of Wattens, near Innsbruck, Austria, this unusual fountain is part artwork and part advertisement for the Swarovski company.  The fountain consists of a large head that has shiny eyes. The head is covered with moss, making it appear as if it is emerging from the grassy hill behind the fountain.

Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, USA

Strategically situated on a man-made lake in front of the Bellagio hotel, these majestic fountains showcase choreographed water performances set to different pieces of music and light.

Dubai Fountains, United Arab Emirates

It is the world’s second largest choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates next to “The Fountain” Okada in Manila, Philippines. It was designed by WET Design. This mammoth fountain boasts of five rings of water jets that can shoot water up to a height of 50 stories. It employs 6600 LEDs and 25 color projectors that work together to display beautiful images.

Tap Fountain, Santa Galdana, Menorca, Spain

Giving the impression of a tap hanging in the air without support, this eccentric fountain is located on the Spanish island of Menorca.

Fountain of Wealth, Singapore

The Fountain of Wealth is listed by the Guinness Book of Records in 1998 as the largest fountain in the world. It is located in one of Singapore’s largest shopping malls, Suntec City. It is situated in such a way the fountain is the hub of the shopping mall.

Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain

It  is a fountain located at the head of Avinguda Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The fountain delivers a spectacular display of color, light and water acrobatics with musical accompaniment.

The Archibald Fountain, Sydney, Australia

The Archibald Fountain, properly called the J. F. Archibald Memorial Fountain is located in Hyde Park, in central Sydney, New South Wales. This fascinating fountain draws inspiration from Greek and Roman architecture with various mythical beings encircling god Apollo.

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