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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Focal point of Heraklion

This is where the night life is, all around, the bars and cafes are buzzing - dancers, buskers and boozers all congregate around this old fountain

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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Banbury. UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fountain lies at the center of Heraklion surrounded by many cafes which cater for all tastes. Whilst it is officially known as the Fontana Morosini it is commonly referred to as Lions Square....the venetian fountain exhibits four lions gushing water from their mouths as well as many more ornate features preserved over centuries. A real treat there is a... More 

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Tannum Sands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

People watching hot spot, sit have coffee or if your Australian (Beer) should be the only choice:) Has a story attached to it but can't recall right now. Just go.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This nice fountain is in the Odos Ikosipende street in the center of Heraklion, in the middle of the square, this fountain has her name from his Venezian disigner and date from 1628; the lions are in stone and are the supporter of the fountain; there are a relief with bulls, delphins, seamonsters, and nymphs with music instruments.

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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful fountain, but we found it works brilliantly as a landmark/meeting point too. Also from here you can find you way to the harbour, park, gypsy market and many of Heraklion's central attractions. The fountain itself is surrounded by fast food places and crowds, pickpockets and "beggars" are here in force so keep your money out of sight

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We walked through the market and then sat down for a beer a beautiful location although I found the photo bombers or whatever they are called this week annoying .When you are having family photos and then these idiots try to bomb your photo and then have the brass neck to ask for money so be warned

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is where the night life is, all around, the bars and cafes are buzzing - dancers, buskers and boozers all congregate around this old fountain

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I thought this was very pretty - not a real problem to get there as it's quite central, a 5-minute walk to Cathedral or 10 min to Archaeological museum. It's a fountain! Not much more than that. There are good cafes and shopping nearby.

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Milton Keynes
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

To give it a one is probably a little unfair as the fountain itself is quite pretty but it is surrounding by young men trying to get you to take photos of them etc. We sat in a nearby café and watched as they tried to pickpocket the tourists

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

While walking around rethymnon the first evening I was looking forward to see this fountain. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. It is in a corner, suffocated by the surrounding noises bars and is nothing special. Not the image I pictured in my head. Passed that bit a walk around that area is lovely!

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Actually, we found that fountain by accident. Of course, we meant to see it in the end, we just saw it faster than we planned to. ;) It's one of the places you should see while wandering through Heraklion - I may assure you, once you have a map, it's impossible to get lost in that city. You'd really have... More 

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