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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Nice little plaza, but ...

A pro-EU rally decided to descend on the square, blowing whistles and sounding air horns. (Gosh, the Greeks like a noisy demonstration). I imagine it to be a lovely spot for a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gaijin-tanuki
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A pro-EU rally decided to descend on the square, blowing whistles and sounding air horns. (Gosh, the Greeks like a noisy demonstration). I imagine it to be a lovely spot for a cooling glass of Crete white wine in more peaceful circumstances. When we were here the fountain is undergoing renovation and is adorned with scaffolding.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a great sculpture,in a great area for shopping,eating.the fountain where not working when we visit ,but still a nice.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

if you want to see a sample of the sculptures of the italian mediaval ages you should see this detailed sculted fountain. A must see.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The center for restaurants in Heraklion, or just lazing around. A lot of people, fun and animated. The fountain itself is beautiful and cool in a place that can get quite hot.

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Thank Sophie-lechaiduport
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Four Lions or Morozini Fountain is one of the city landmarks right in the centre of Heraklion. It was build from Frantsesko Morozini in the 1600s to bring fresh water to the city from a spring 10 Km away. Enjoy the Venetian architecture and admire the craftmanship. What is not well known is that a pyramid is hidden on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly not worth going out of your way to see, but if you are in downtown Heraklion, walk to the fountain and take a photo. Built by Venetians in the 14th Century, it still functions and is attractive.

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Canoas, RS
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely nothing special about this fountain. They are currently doing restoration work so there wasn't much to see

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went the second week of May and were unable to see the true beauty of the fountains due to restoration work being carried out. Not sure how long this will take to complete.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fountain is worth seeing, and is a very busy meeting point in Heraklion, but if you miss it, your trip isn't ruined.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the heart of town surrounded by bars and restaurants. It's a great place to sit and have a beer and watch the world go by. Busy all day and night

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