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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Great people watching

Lots of cafe and restaurants in the square. Great place to relax and people watch. Definitely take a casual stroll and check out all of the shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Carol E
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of cafe and restaurants in the square. Great place to relax and people watch. Definitely take a casual stroll and check out all of the shops.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The area is known as Lion's Square after the fountain, built by the Venetians to celebrate the bringing of fresh water from the mountains to the city. The area is an intersection of several tourist-y type streets -- shops, museums -- and is a wonderful meeting space for tour groups and others. There are no cars allowed, so it's a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can view this and many other attractions walking through the market. Very well preserved with a relaxing sound of water. Many restaurants nearby.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in Heraklion exploring the city centre, this is a nice place to take a brake and admire some nice piece of arhitecture and sculpture. The place is surrounded by restaurants where you cand stay.

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Heraklion, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the fountain built by the Venetian Morosini and its situated in the centre of the city of Heraklion!It is impossible to come to Heraklion and not visit the fountain.Thats why its so crowded in the summer months.There are plenty things to do around the fountain.You can have a coffee or a meal around the cafes and reastaurants or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice enough, this area is a mélange of architecture of Venice, Maltans and others who conquered Crete over the centuries, and it represents one of those cultures. To get to it you walk down a street of killer shoe shops. The Lions Square has many al fresco restaurants, so the neighborhood is worthy and the fountain a landmark. Just for... More 

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Lido di Venezia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering the scarcity of historic monuments left in the city (the old buildings are the only ones letf in abandonement) you should not miss it. It would be nice to work more on the few traditional buildings and palace in ruin.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in central Iraklion is the Morosini Fountain...it is done in Venetian style architecture and depicts four lions spouting water...surrounded by cafes, shops, and boutiques, this area is perfect for a cold drink break from sightseeing, while you view the fountain and people watch. The locals know this area as Lion's Square and just as many locals as tourists frequent... More 

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon the Lion's Fountain while exploring the surprisingly amazing shopping area after leaving the Archaeological Museum. The fountain is beautiful, makes for interesting photo backdrops, and also served as a recognizable meeting point to regroup with our group members when / if we became separated. It is the central feature of one of the main squares in what... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Famous meeting point in Chania. Many coffee shops and restaurants arround, very nice buildings and exhibition centers. Near the harbour and the market place. Street shows happen often at the evenings with music, acrobatics etc...

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