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Lion statues of the Alexander the Great Fountain

At the base of the Alexander the Great fountain in Skopje, Macedonia, there are 8 bronze statues of ancient Macedonian soldiers (each one 3 m or 9.8 ft tall) and 8 bronze lions (each one 2.5 m or 8.3 ft tall) around the edges of the fountain pool.  4 of the lions act as part of the fountain, releasing water from their mouths while the other 4 face away as standing guards. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alexander the Great fountain was officially unveiled on 8 September 2011, on the 20-year anniversary of the Republic of Macedonia's independence, in the center of the capital Skopje. 

The fountain has been a instant tourist attraction since very moment it arrived to square "Macedonia" in downtown Skopje. Not only Macedonians, but also tourists from all of Macedonia's neighbors (including Greeks) have flocked to see the impressive monument.  And the number of tourists visiting Skopje continue to break records every month.  Organized large groups of tourists from European countries, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, etc roam the downtown of the Macedonian capital and take pictures of Alexander the Great and all other new monumental classical buildings, bronze and marble sculptures that were erected as part of the government project "Skopje 2014". 

 

 

 

 

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