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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #19 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
Type: Fountains
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Tampere
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We just walked by, didn't even know this was a famous sight. There was a few annoying little Chaplins who wanted people to take photos of them and when we didn't want to take any photos they were acting unkindly and rude against our small girl. It's not the fountains fault, but the feeling was bad. Just wanted to pass... More

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Coral Cove, QLD Australia
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14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is situated in the centre of the city. The fountain could do with a clean and would have looked much better if the water fountain was working. Great carvings on the fountain.

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Heraklion, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The ultimate venetian monument of heraklion is this fountain in the center of the city. Happenings all around and crowdy almost all day and night

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The historical fountain / meeting point in the heart of the busiest square of Heraklio is a piece of art, though it could be better looked after.. there was hardly any water and there was quite some garbage in it.. The drinking water was coming from the Archanes' springs to the town flowing from the mouths of the lions. The... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The fountain is in a small plaza surrounded by cafes and restaurants with shopping streets leading off. It is a very busy area and a great place to sit and people watch.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Pretty little fountain bottom of 1866street best ice cream nearby lovely photo opportunity two nice English ladies took our family photo lots of shops nearby, food,and the harbour avoid the little gypsy boys but other than lovely day out..a must see!

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Celje, Slovenia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Lions in Heraklion is the square of the Fontana Morosini, the Venetian fountain with four lions with water gushing from their mouths. The Fontana Morosini is in Eleftheriou Venizelou Square in the centre of Heraklion, better known as the Lions Square. The square is one of the most vibrant parts of the city, it never sleeps (so they say).... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While you are walking in the centre of Heraklion city you enjoy seeing the different constructions with that typical style , you come across the fountain that is located in the middle of a place surrounded by various local cafés . Take time to observe it is very mysterious & beautiful.

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