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“Interesting”
Review of Turkish Pumphouse

Turkish Pumphouse
Ranked #38 of 91 things to do in Heraklion
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this as we explored the city and couldn't find any signage nearby in English so didn't know what it was until I did some research. It's an interesting building and was a source of water in days gone by. You're bound to see it while wandering around town.

Thank Tam C
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

When you passed 1866 street from Morosinis fountain throught bazaar you will entire to square with two different sight from two different cultures but both of them serve to same purpose - to give the people water. Small building with roof was turkish pumphouse and right next to the left was Venetian fountain from another famous venetian noble Pietro Bembo.

Thank TomasGozdal
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

This is an Ottoman monument, not Turkish. It was built during the Ottoman period by a Turk citizen of the city. It was a philanthropic place, as it was serving free water to the people. Now, it is renovated, but the cafeneio(a coffee shop since early 20th century) because of the archaeologists who always create problems in our country remains closed. I hope it will be in use again as it is very important point of the old city and a very old and traditional cafeneio (coffee shop).

Thank giorgo11
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

The area at the Turkish Pumphouse is lovely with markets and shops all around, while also being peaceful with great views of ruins.

The pumphouse used to be a great water provider in its day, as well as a place for people to meet and gather. I understand the inside used to provide a tea/coffee house but now it's just a shell, not operational which is such a shame. I can imagine this being quite the hub, a thing of beauty.

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

It's a nice place, nearby a local basar. In the surroundings there are many restaurants, shops and other activities to do. If you are visiting Heraklion's center is a good place to start.

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