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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #12 of 30 attractions in Heraklion
Type: Fountains
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Heraklion, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The city of Heraklion has its own sort of "coffee culture" which is walking around the market, seeing others and be seen. Its "center" is the Lion square - adorned with a wonderful Venetian fountain- A very lively place in a lively city

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Fredericton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is the heartbeat of the city and is filled with locals and tourists at all times. The fountain is turned off in the winter months - a disappointment, but it is a lovely remnant of the Venetian days. Lots of great shops in the district and cool cafes... watch your wallet, as the pickpockets target the unwary here.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Do not miss the best bougatsa in Crete: at 1922, facing the wonderful 400 years old fountain of Morosini.

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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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100 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This can be found in the central square which has lots of atmosphere. The fountain of lions was commissioned by the early 17th Venetian Governor Francesco Morosini (hence its name). You can find nearby a very vibrant fruit and vegetable market and also dotted about a few exclusive shops for watches and clothes.

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moscow
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

In poor condition, tooooo many people all around throwing garbage, I expected smth special, but.... poor

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Beautifully carved fountain but no running water on the week I visited so not spectacular - very crowded & noisy surroundings with expensive cafes

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The fountain is where Iraklio meets, it is the crossroads of the nightly passeggiatta, cafes surround it and people sit on the rim as water either gushes from the mouths of the tree lions, commissioned in the 1600s by a Venetian governor, or sits quietly in the surrounding basin. Sadly, it also seems to collect the ubiquitous paper and plastic... More

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Bethesda, Md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is located in the town centre and surrounded by many good places to eat and/or enjoy a Greek coffee! Also a great spot for pictures.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

You can understand the kind of engeneering behind this fountain that is very well located in the town center.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

It's not really possible to give directions since you could be starting almost anywhere in the city, but if you find yourself down by the harbour the easiest way to get to the Morosini Fountain is to head straight up the pedestrianised 25 Avgoustou, past the large church in a square off to your right and on to Platia Venizelou,... More

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