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Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in Central Park, New York City

An all-time favorite for proposals with New Testament roots.

Bethesda, the miracle of the Central Park, was called after the same name pool placed in Jerusalem and mentioned in the New Testament.

The NYC complex consists of a two-level terrace, with a fountain in its center, and a multiarched pavilion. The latter is extremely popular with young couples who are about to tie the knot. The reasons are simple: it is the only place in the park to hide from bad weather - and it is extremely beautiful.

The arcade is especially remarkable by its ceiling decorated with encaustic tiles. Designed by Jacob Wrey Mould and renewed in 2007, the pavilion resembles a mudejar structure, mysterious and elegant.

The fountain pool is centered with a bronze statue. It depicts a female winged angel and refers to Healing the paralytic at Bethesda from the Gospel of John - a story about an angel blessing the Pool of Bethesda, giving it healing powers.






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