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Bembo Fountain

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Bembo Fountain

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Plateia Kornarou, Heraklion, Crete Greece
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David D wrote a review Aug 2020
Devon, United Kingdom8,133 contributions1,373 helpful votes
Friday 28th August as we visited this historic fountain which is situated in Kornarou Square. The fountain consists of a headless statue, flanked on both sides by a pillar. This stands on top of a water spout with a small trough below it. There are numerous crests (coats of arms) all round the structure. The fountain is named after the Venetian Govenor of Heraklion, Gianmatteo Bembo, who built it and was completed 1554. The historical significance of the fountain is that, when it was completed, it was the first time that the residents saw running water in the City. The Turkish Sibel (fountain) is beside it. Also keep an eye out for the mosaic on the pavement.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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txtfa001 wrote a review Sep 2019
Austin, Texas655 contributions222 helpful votes
When you go to the area to shop in the open markets in the town center make sure to stop and look at the two fountains; one Venetian and one Turkish. Take a minute to read about them before you go. There is also a pebble mosaic next to the fountains which is worth a look.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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philbo45 wrote a review Sep 2018
Heraklion, Greece326 contributions187 helpful votes
Named for the Venetian Governor General of Heraklion, Gianmatteo Bembo in 1554, Bembo Fountain is a wonderful piece of Heraklion history passers-by will enjoy. It sits next to the Turkish Sibil on 1866 Street, which is where you'll find the city's wonderful central market. The fountain is not one of those places where you will want to linger, but having a cool drink and watching the people pass is a nice diversion here.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Kathinated wrote a review Sep 2018
Dunfermline, United Kingdom651 contributions152 helpful votes
Remains of a Venetian fountain at the south end of Heraklion market area. Water wasn’t running when we visited. Beautiful detail preserved.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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yiannava wrote a review Apr 2018
Nicosia, Cyprus166 contributions23 helpful votes
You are bound to come cross this fountain while strolling through the agora /market. it is a Venetian / Ottoman fountain. Unfortunately, like most of Crete's sight seeing's, there is no signage or indication giving any historical facts or information. This really a pity as you simply stare at a really interesting monument but you have to rely on information found elsewhere
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Date of experience: April 2018
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