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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Venetian influence to the fore

Lovely to see it still in use- a beautiful Venetian style fountain, near the originally Venetian style loggia, and showing off the Venetian legacy very present in Heraklion.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Heraklion take a walk and go to the center. In the heart of the city there is a beautiful fountain Morosini. It reminds me of the old fountains in Belgrade. Feel the spirit of the old times. It is great to take children and enjoy together.

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely to see it still in use- a beautiful Venetian style fountain, near the originally Venetian style loggia, and showing off the Venetian legacy very present in Heraklion.

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with my friends Morosini Fountain last Saturday. The place was full of people and coffee shops where you can drink a tea a coffee and eat admirring at the same time the Lion's square

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Somma Lombardo, Italia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everything happens here! the place to be for your lunch or even for a drink at night. Plus the fountain ia definitely a must see in Heraklion

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Loce pri Poljcanah, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The very old fountain called Venetian fountain (the lions symbolize Venice) is the centre of the old part of the town Heraklion, surrounded by the town walls. From the fountain, streets spread in all directions, so this is usually the meeting point for groups. The fountain itself is very pretty, though the top part is probably missing, having got lost... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This fountain is worth a visit. At night, it is lit up and looks very neat. The fountain is pretty large and there are benches for sitting and enjoying.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Perfect place!! A lot of coffee shops and restaurants in very logical prices with a lot of choices!! Must visit this

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Located in the middle of the old part of town. Nicely lit in the evening with a lot of bars and restaurant in the neighbourhood.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The fountain is near the harbour but you need to know from which street to access it - across the park and into the maze of a tasteful shopping thoroughfare. The square itself radiates cafes and more shops. Busy in January. Try the cafe opposite for hospitable service and the famous cheese pie. Lovely atmosphere.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The place is near a church which is nice with typical Greek construction this is also a great reference to meet There are several restaurants around the fountain

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