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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Looks nice

There are some nice cafés around. Nothing really special :) but the atmosphere there is nice and outs close to other sights

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Poznan, Poland
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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This street that connects the Venetian Harbor with Lion Square (Venetian Fountain) has special meaning to Greeks. In 1898, British soldiers and others were killed by Turks. Once the British fleet forced the Ottoman army to leave, Crete was free for the first time. The fountain was named after Capitan Generale Francesco Moroni. During his reign, an aqueduct was constructed... More 

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southwales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A cultural hub of activity , a piece of history surrounded by coffee shops and the hstle and bustle of Heraklion city life , a must see place and perfect for shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the centre of the town - a nice place to meet and relax with lots of restaurants - very crowded

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fountain is beautifull and in the center of the city near the fountain there are many restaurants

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Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some nice cafés around. Nothing really special :) but the atmosphere there is nice and outs close to other sights

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well I don't believe you have to plan a separate visit as one will pass it sooner or later when strolling the cities streets. It is in midst of the square where a lot of restaurants are located. In the evenings it will be illuminated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Find a table in the front row of one of the plaza restaurants and enjoy the view of the fountain and the people passing by. There are a number if choices. The fountain is a nice piece in the centre of the plaza. Do try and get there as it is a crossroads and gathering place especially at night. Also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is just a fountain so it will take you two minutes to look at it. However, to get to this fountain you do walk past plenty of nice shops and cafes so it worth making the effort to go see it. The fountain is in the middle of a square surrounded by restaurants. The best time of the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surrounded by restaurants /coffee shops /crepes/icecream places ; full of people who come to spend some time looking around ; the pougatsa place next to it/restaurant very good

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful fountain but not something to go out of your way for. Any tourist in Heraklion for more than a day will likely walk past it en route to another site or cafe/restaurant. Makes for pretty photos.

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