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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Fountain impressive, but crowd watching is the best.

The fountain is beautiful; too bad it isn't flowing. However, this is THE area to see and be seen. There are numerous restaurants in the area, and we found ourselves here at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Could have been great, it's a nice fountain in a lovely square in the middle of Heraklion, a city we expected to hate but actually found quite charming. However there was no water in it, not sure why as there was no work going on or information to say why. Really disappointing as would have been lovely for the kids.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The fountain is beautiful; too bad it isn't flowing. However, this is THE area to see and be seen. There are numerous restaurants in the area, and we found ourselves here at least 4 of our 5 nights.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I guess my expectations were too high..having seen such wonderful fountains in Italy and Spain. The structure is nice enough but without any water it doesn't really feel like a fountain. Anyway it's worth a look and you can easily find it ....but if you don't have time you wouldn't have missed much.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Fountain is located in the center of a nice square; the design is very nice; the Lions look angry; most probably as the fountain is dry.

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Morosini (Lion's) Fountain is located in an area surrounded by shops and restaurants. Under the right conditions, the area would be a lovely place to sit and people watch and relax. There are a few benches facing the fountain but when we visited, there was only one in the shade and it was occupied. At least the happy couple... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very pretty and clearly popular, judging by the numbers of tourists taking photos of it. Sadly it's not running as a fountain and just has a pool of still water at the bottom (which we spotted a cafe owner topping up with a hose pipe one morning). There are more pigeons in it than water (interestingly, very pretty cross-bred pigeons).... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A nice hang out if you just want to take a break from walking around but quite disappointing because the fountain wasn't working. Also, it's very dirty and not maintained very well. Local children taking the cents from the fountain too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The fountain is quite pretty but no water was plowing. It could have been they were conserving water but it detracted from the overall feel of the landmark.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It was once beautiful but it is sadly in need of restoration. It's a shame the fountain wasn't turned on. It was a great meeting place surrounded by coffee shops etc where all the locals and tourists alike can gather.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

When I was there (May) there was no water. Just a statue. Maybe I was still reeling from the beauty of Knossos and the museum murals, so in comparison the fountain was meh. There are a bunch of coffee shops and restaurants nearby, so you can get a snack, but I wouldn't spend a long time trailing through town looking... More 

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Address: Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion

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