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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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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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Denham, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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