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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #20 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
Type: Fountains
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Okotoks, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

we did not even know what this was - no signage etc, till I remembered reading about it, good time to see it - off season

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The fountain was was built in the 17th century to supply the city with drinking water.It pours water from the mouths of the four lions, looking in different directions. Fountain framed by round seven basins on the walls where you can see images of newts and various marine animals. As well as the fortress of Koules, to which the fountain... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

All roads lead to the Morosini Fountain, wherever you are you can always locate the fountain and one usually ends up here by default. Brilliant atmosphere, especially in the evenings. Pity the fountain does not work, or is not lit up, however not to be missed. Just need to avoid the cafe bar owners trying to entice you to eat... More

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Interesting monument ,nice architectural style , in a beautiful environment with many bars and taverns to it

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San Diego, California
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

but where's the water that usually accompanies a fountain? It's in a cool little nook in Iraklio with lots of shops and restaurants, but the fountain itself in not noteworthy.

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athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

In the heart of the city Morosini fountain is the most well known place for everybody. Young people, old people, every body in Heraklion give an appointment there. The fountain itself its in good condition and is working properly of course with new mechanism. You will not miss it for sure, I'm sure that you will see it during your... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is just like any other fountain. In fact in wasn't even working nor was it maintained. So do not waste time looking for it.

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

An interesting artifact of the Venetian occupation period, in apparent good structural condition, but no longer functioning as a fountain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

You can feel the style of Venice at this place! Just as like you'd walk on the streets of Venice herself. There are sheets of glass on the floor so you can see old communications that were here centuries ago! Sadly enough it is not working... But you can still have a sit near the history herself!

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Bayside, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have given this 4 "stars" because I have visited this fountain in 2003 and it was working and beautiful. Now, Heraklion is filled with scammers trying to get tourists money. The fountain was off and the little water that was in it was disgusting and dirty. It's a shame because it is a beautifully carved piece of work!!! And... More

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