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Samson's Fountain

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Address: Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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This 18th-century fountain, located in the center of one of the largest...

This 18th-century fountain, located in the center of one of the largest squares in Europe, once served as Ceske Budejovice's main water supply.

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Really nice baroque fountain. One of the dominants of the square. From the square you can also se Black Tower and Town Hall that are open for visitors.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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Apetlon, Austria
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Got to the Square only to discover some wombat had surrounded it with a giant wooden fence and walkway. Could only see the very top of the fountain from the outside. Went for a walk through the walkway to the fountain. Need to be a midget as some of the supports would be less than 5' high so watch your... More 

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Apetlon, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Really nice baroque fountain. One of the dominants of the square. From the square you can also se Black Tower and Town Hall that are open for visitors.

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Thank err0r2016
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was a lovely old fountain in the middle of a picturesque sqare well worth a visit,plenty of places to eat and drink

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Serbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

all of the city's attractions are located round the main square. this is one of them. It is just a fountain really, nothing more.

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ALEXANDRIA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Samson's Fountain is at the center of the town square in Ceske Budejovice. It's a large and beautiful fountain with interesting sculptures, found amid many interesting old buildings of the town square. This is one of the favorite spots to visit in the old part of town -- lots of people to watch and gorgeous architecture to appreciate. It's near... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This Baroque fountain is one of the largest of its kind in the Czech Republic. The base consists of a stone water reservoir plan 17m in diameter. A prismatic base with four gargoyles arises from its centre. Standing on it are four figures of Atlas who are supporting a circular bowl with a sculpture of Samson and the lion. Very... More 

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

It adds to the beauty of the square. You can sit around it and listen to the sound of the water or watch pigeons on the statue on top

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Largest regular square and the largest fountain in the Czech Republic, I suggest you visit Největší čtvercové náměstí a zároveň největší kašna v ČR, doporučuji navštívit

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falmouth, maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

this comes along with a visit to the square; well known, worth a look and a photo. the square itself is beautiful.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

The Samson Fountain is popular with the locals, they enjoy seating around it and listen to the sound of the water, visited a while back. Would not go out of my way to see it.

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