Alexandra Fountain, Bendigo
Alexandra Fountain is regarded as one of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia's most prominent landmarks and monuments.By using our Bendigo tour planner , you can arrange your visit to Alexandra Fountain and other attractions in Bendigo.
The fountain is located in Bendigo's "Charing Cross", the intersection of View Street and Pall Mall. Charing Cross effectively stands at the centre of the city and is one of Bendigo's busiest and most prominent intersections. The fountain stands opposite to the main entrance of Rosalind Park.
Alexandra Fountain was funded from the proceeds of the Bendigo Juvenile Industrial Exhibition (1879), a £500 gift from George Lansell and a further £700 from the Sandhurst City Council (now the City of Greater Bendigo). The fountain was designed by W. C. Vahland, a local architect responsible for some of the cities most prominent buildings. The fountain was named in honour of Alexandra, Princess of Wales and the grand opening (5 July 1881) was attended by her sons Prince Albert and Prince George.
Other than the Exhibition Fountain, built in 1880 and located in the Melbourne's Carlton Gardens, the Alexandra Fountain is the largest and most ornate municipal fountain in Victoria. The fountain stands 28ft high and sits in a 50ft diameter circular pool which itself is 2ft deep. It is made from of Harcourt granite, cast iron and painted stone. Decoratively the fountain includes lion head spouts, four allegorical female figures, spouted bronzed mer-horses and dolphins, medallions of seashells, dolphins and tridents also decorate the fountain. The pool is bordered by a decorative cast iron fence and lit with four cast iron lamps.
Alexandra Fountain Reviews
The Alexandra Fountain, named in honour of Princess Alexandra - Danish consort to Edward the VII, is a lovely Edwardian centrepiece to the City of Bendigo. Apparently the Royal couple were due to visi... more »
This amazing fountain in the middle of the main street in Bendigo. Is very English in style and has been refurbished in recent years. It is a great place to stand when the weather is extremely hot more »
At the centre of town, Bendigo's most famous landmark, opened to the public in 1881, beautiful to photograph!
It's beautiful and tidy and clean.
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