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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #16 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
Type: Fountains
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Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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154 reviews 154 reviews
65 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Paris
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Heraklion Crete
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The center of the city.... Walking from Dedalou street....you will see it in front of you.... The plaza is nice but just to see the fountain. Please, Lord Mayor of the city, as a civilian of Heraklion, a request. Clean the fountain, and do something with all these Romanian and Bulgarian gipsy beggars.... It's a shame for the city and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A central part of Heraklion and juncture to the pedestrian area towards the Venetian harbor and towards the shopping alleys in the other direction.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

this fountain is hundreds of years old. It is very pretty and the water still comes out of the lions mouth. I guess the locals do not notice it cause I was the only one really looking at it. It sits in an open area in the shopping area that is called old town i think. Found plenty of souveniers... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Perhaps good as a meeting point due to its central location. Would be better if it actually worked. Quite a busy place around in the evenings.

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amoudara
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You have to visit the Morosini fountain and have a drink(expensive in some taverna's) on the terasses there. Sit, drink and enjoy to watch the "beau monde" and gypsies and tourists.

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Dayton, OH
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The fountain is located in the most bustling square of Heraklion. The restaurants all around are really good and fit any budget or taste. They also have English translations right under the Greek so it is great for an American feeling lost abroad. There are tons of shopping as well. Best place to pick up your souvenirs. The venetian fountain... More

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