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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Venetian old fountain

For those history lovers, this is truly a sight for everybody. A beautiful carved fountain. Love it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Eleni488
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Oslo, Norway
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved visiting the Lion's Fountain that was surrounded by restaurants and cafes. It was very relaxing and enjoyable. There's also some great shops around that area.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For those history lovers, this is truly a sight for everybody. A beautiful carved fountain. Love it!

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful fountain in the center. Lots of bars and restaurants around. One of the few architectonical highligths of the Heraklion.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very central sight in Heraklion, in the heart of the pedestrian area where people meet at night. Surrounded my bars & restaurants. Lights make it even prettier at night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this fountain meandering around the city centre of Heraklion, a stunning city. I didn,t know then, but I now know that it is a 400 year old fountain, the Morosini fountain named after a Fransesco Morosini, a venetian noble and general. There are 4 sculptured lions holding the main basin and to be perfectly honest it needed... More 

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Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fountain itself is not that amazing, but it seems to be the heart of the pedestrian district. Everyone ends up there at some point. Lots of restaurants, shops and on the weekend lots of families with kids.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not go there just to see the fountain. It is located in the center of a busy area with a lot of energy...especially in the evening when the whole area if packed with people. It was a good place to eat, sip tsikoudia, and people-watch. There are street performers in the area as well.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely little fountain surrounded by a lot restaurants. good to use a reference point while exploring the city.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fountain in the center of the Old Town was built by the Venetians (just like the Citadel). It is located on a nice plaza with lots of restaurants around

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special but it is something that can be seen as part of a stroll through Heraklion's center.

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