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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Another Venetian landmark

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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ATHENS HELLAS
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A picturesque meeting point of the city,An old Venetian fountain, Sit and relax and hanging around bars and restaurants

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Situated in Eleftheriou Venizelou square of the historical part of Heraklion, Morosini Fountain is a really nice fountain with it's particular forms and lions, which supports the main basin. as it happens in all important squares of historical citie, the fountain is surrounded by really nice restaurants with particular forms and shapes where you can eat very delicious greek meals!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nice fountain in the centre of town, good for some people-watching as it is right in the middle of a square where 4 streets converge to... Different people: locals, tourists, vendors.... Nice melting pot !

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Okotoks, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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62 helpful votes 62 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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