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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Beautiful carvings, but fountain not working

A lovely fountain from the Venetian period. Plenty of seating and eateries nearby. A very pleasant and restful spot for flagging shoppers and sightseers! Just a pity the fountain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful and historic fountain well worth a picture or two as you pass by it on the way to various sites in town. If only I could reproduce it in my. Yard...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A lovely fountain from the Venetian period. Plenty of seating and eateries nearby. A very pleasant and restful spot for flagging shoppers and sightseers! Just a pity the fountain was not going when we visited.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Walked through the centre of Heraklion especially to see this, but we thought it was disappointing. It is quite small and unimposing. On the day of our visit, it wasn't working and looked as if it hadn't been for some time. It is surrounded by lots of noisy bars and restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The fountain was not 'active', so was not particularly exciting. However, it is in the centre of Heraklion where all the bars are and the busiest part of the city. A great area to people watch and enjoy the atmosphere. Most shopping streets radiate from this area.

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Saint-Joseph, Reunion Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Lot of nice people, all around the fountain, cafés et restaurant with terraces, the heart of life en Heraklion

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A lively, if relatively small, plaza with a gorgeous fountain (even though it wasn't running when we were there). Good shopping nearby, from open market to chic shops. The square is surrounded with dining and drinking and ice cream options.

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cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were vey disappointed actually by the fountain since it was not a fountain! It is nice to leisurely stroll over here but I am not sure it was worth the special trip we made to see it. I understand that symbolism and significance but again I am not sue it is worth a special trip, especially now that it... More 

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Rehovot Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The fountain is very nice -from Venetian times(17 th century) .It is located in Lion squere.,with many shops and restourands.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Venice (the Venetian maritime republic) was occupying Kreta (Candia in venetian) for a long time, between the Byzantines and the Turks. Morosini is one of the great Doges (so were called the heads of state in Venice) of the age and left this beautiful landmark fountain. Right in the centre, near the restaurant and shopping district, difficult to miss!

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

This fountain located in the pedestrian area of the old town is a real landmark surrounded by lively restaurants and cafes. Certainly worth a look while strolling around town.

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