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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Great at night

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed some "sit down time" and chose the fountain area. Very relaxing and we were entertained by a group of very young gypsies doing mime. The area is used by locals and tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Lions square is very famous and common area of the people meeting point. You can miss lions square as it's located in the middle of the Heraklion centre next to ships and coffee shops / bars Imagine drinking your beer with this view You can not touch the lions although entrance free You can take a nice picture at night... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Not a bad Venetian fountain, but you won't be impressed if you've been to Italy. An interesting area of the city to wander about.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The fountain is lovely. Smack in the middle of the shopping/restaurant district in the centre of Heraklion so you can't miss it. Good picture opportunity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The fountain itself is a beautiful piece of art enjoyed by many and a meeting point for some. The restaurants and coffee shops around it have a great view at it. sitting at one of the terraces enjoying a good cup of coffee when the weather is nice (90% of the time) is done by many. watching the people pass... More 

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