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The Morosini Fountain in Iraklio

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Lions Square and the Morosini Fountain, Iraklion
Lions Square and the Morosini Fountain, Iraklion
Designed in the same style as the Piazza San Marco in Venice, the highlight of the square is the Morosini Fountain, built in 1628 by the Venetians and named after the Venetian governor during that time. The lions on the fountain pre-date the rest of the structure by 100 years.
The fountain was built to commemorate an impressive Venetian construction which brought drinking water to Iraklion from Mount Youktas, a distance of 15km. The aqueduct is still evident in Fortetsa and Karidaki (See Fortetsa). It is decorated with coat of arms and scenes from Greek mythology.
 

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Lions Square and the Morosini Fountain, Iraklion
Lions Square and the Morosini Fountain, Iraklion
Morosini Fountain, Lions Square, Iraklion
Morosini Fountain, Lions Square, Iraklion
Morosini Fountain in the Lions Square, Iraklion
Morosini Fountain in the Lions Square, Iraklion
Morosini Fountain in the Lions Square, Iraklion
Morosini Fountain in the Lions Square, Iraklion
Lions Square and the Morosini Fountain, Iraklion
Lions Square and the Morosini Fountain, Iraklion
Morosini Fountain in Lions Square, Iraklion
Morosini Fountain in Lions Square, Iraklion
Lions Square and the Morosini Fountain, Iraklion
Lions Square and the Morosini Fountain, Iraklion
 
Visit the area of the sight: Heraklion
Synonyms and related links Iraklion :
Heraklion
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