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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Interesting. Picturesque. A good Central Meeting Point. Watch out for Pick Pockets!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
brianwickens407
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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 1 week 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good landmark to get your bearings from and take a shady rest out of the heat whilst walking around Heraklion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When walking through Iraklio, pass by this Fountain that is beautiful Venetian style. There are a lot of cafes around The fountain place as well as nice shops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can t miss it.It ll be right there if you walk by that square which has adjacent to it several shops snackbars etc..

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely find in the middle of town. Large fountain that lights up at night. Could do with being cleaned on a more regular basis as there was some litter scattered in the fountain but still a lovely sight to see.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square has a lot of benches and fountain is beautiful. Great place for tired travellers to rest in a shade.

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