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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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beautiful fountain

A beautiful fountain ornated with lions, reason cause it is also known as Lion's fountain, located in a large square in downtown. Around the fountain there's plenty of bars and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ThaisSaopaulo
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Sao paulo
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Sao paulo
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87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful fountain ornated with lions, reason cause it is also known as Lion's fountain, located in a large square in downtown. Around the fountain there's plenty of bars and restaurants, what makes the place very agreable.

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Pozzallo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So really just a nice fountain in the square. Not to be confused with the Trevi Fountain which was awesome.

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Thank KimballDW
Irákleio, Iraklion, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Morozini fountain or else lions square, is the most central spot in town, surrounded by all kinds of shops and cafes , its a place to see whilst visiting Heraklion city, very easy to reach by foot just a few hundred meters from Heraklion main port

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Reno
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lion's Fountain is the center of the social live in Heraklion, surrounded by outdoor cafes and always busy. At evening the ximones, flocks of migrating winter birds, circle overhead in amazing, shifting patterns. A main street leads down to the port, and an upscale shopping street connects this area to Liberty Square. Nearby the market street offers a Cretan... More 

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Thank maryY1240DP
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't miss it as in the heart of the pedestrian shopping district. It is very crowded during the high season. Very often local radio stations broadcast from there in summer.

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Thank polygnosi
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a popular meeting point but the actual fountain is only switched on in the evening. Lighting would improve this feature, they have it on the roundabout fountain by the marina and it looks great, changing colour every couple f minutes.

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Heraklio, Greece
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the main square of the city. Everything starts and stop here. The perfext advise is to sit in ''Filosofies" cafe, just in front of the 4 lions, and order Bougatsa, while organising your day..

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Thank EPROHeraklio_Greece
Rethymnon, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Make a visit and sit in a tavern in the square - go at night as well to see the fountain lit up...take in the atmosphere and read the history of the fountain

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

In the middle of the Lions square, really close to Saint Titos Church(one of the oldest in Heraclion) and Loggia, Fontana di Morosini is on of the city's most central places. Surrounded by many coffee shops & snack-to-go, it looses its magick and historical value..never the less, its an old venetian fountain that took time & effort to complete and... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A charming fountain (and great landmark and meeting point when you are walking around Heraklion)! The fountain features scenes from Greek mythology and is surrounded by great cafes. It's a nice spot to gather your thoughts and figure out your next steps.

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