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Lion carving

We walked here from old town, about a 20 minutes walk. The park was rather run down, maybe because... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2017
sjsk
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Cleveland, Tennessee
Leon Ton Bavaron is the Lion of Bavaria

Just outside the city center is the Lion carved into the granite hill. It's listed here on TA twice... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2017
Travelin M
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Del Mar, California
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Michael Iatrou Street 24 | Between the church of Agioi Pantai and the city's current cemetery, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

We walked here from old town, about a 20 minutes walk. The park was rather run down, maybe because of off season. The lion is quite pretty to see. It was a nice walk there on a sunny day. I think it is worth a...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Just outside the city center is the Lion carved into the granite hill. It's listed here on TA twice in 2 different languages. Worth a stop when driving by or walking around Nafplio.

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

We drove around Nafplio with a driver and he knew I wanted to see local Greek culture and asked if I had heard of The Lion and if I wanted to see it. This is in a small park outside of the city center and...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

A short walk away from the city centre, on the rocks is a surprising monumental sculpture of a sleeping lion, known as the Lion of Bavaria, It dates from 1840-1841, the sculptor was the German, Christian Siegel, who was the first professor of sculpture at...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

A short walk from the old town, it really isn't that old of a monument but it is one with a special meaning and it is amazing this sleeping lion is carved out of the side of the granite hill...beautiful

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

For too many, people think that Greece in the modern world was ruled just by those born in Greece--they forget or maybe did not know of English or Bavarian rule. The Lion of Bavaria is a monument to the soldiers in King of Greece Otto's...More

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