A fountain is a piece of architecture which pours water into a basin or jets it into the air to supply drinking water and/or for a decorative or dramatic effect.

Fountains are used today to decorate city parks and squares; to honor individuals or events; for recreation and for entertainment.


(Center) Jet d'eau, (Geneva, Switzerland) Clockwise from top right (1) Fontaine de Trevi (Rome) (2) Place de la Concorde (Paris) (3) Fountain in the Garden of Versailles (Versailles) (4) Fuente de los Leones, (The Alhambra, Granada) (5) The Hundred Fountains, Villa d'Este, Italy} (6) Fountain in St. Peter's Square (Rome) (7) Samson and the Lion fountain (Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia) (8) Dubai Fountain (Dubai)

Fountains Around The World

King Fahd's Fountain

Water fountain

Illuminated fountain

The Splash Fountain in Krasnodar, Russia.