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Kula Lotrščak, Zagreb

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The Lotrščak Tower is a fortified tower located in Zagreb, Croatia, in an old part of town called Gradec or Gornji grad (Upper Town). The tower, which dates to the 13th century, was built to guard the southern gate of the Gradec town wall. The name is derived from Latin campana latrunculorum, meaning "thieves' bell", referring to a bell hung in the tower in 1646 to signal the closing of the town gates.CannonThe Grič cannon (Grički top) is one of the Zagreb landmarks. In the 19th century, a fourth floor and windows were added to the tower and a cannon was placed on the top. Since 1 January 1877, the cannon is fired from the tower on Grič to mark midday. The cannon was to give the sign for exact noon for the bell-ringers of the city's churches.
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  • Go there at noon to hear the cannon shot (by themselves blocking the ears :). Little appreciated moment of children.
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  • it is advisable to go here for great city views than the 360 view deck. Though we were not in time for the canon to go off at 12 o'clock it was still very nice.  more »
  • Interesting little tower, great view, but the stairs are narrow and steep, so try and pick an off peak time  more »
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  • Very nice view on the city from the top in the good weather. A small gift shop in the basement. Entrance fee is about 20 euro.
  • A cannon that goes boom (very loudly) at noon everyday for no reason whatsoever deserves 5 stars, they even have a Twitter account which only posts "boom" everyday at noon. Simple pleasures.
  • Fantastic views & a great opportunity to see a live canon being fired at 12 pm everyday.
  • If you visit Zagreb, this is a must see place! Lots of history, great views, places to eat/drink in the neighborhood, meet locals.
  • My favourite city view. The tower is small and charming, and inside, there's a cannon that fires blanks every day at noon.

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Lodging in Croatia's capital Zagreb maintains a high standard, with many centrally located hotels offering significant weekend discounts on their finest rooms. Hostels remain the most affordable option for budget-minded travelers visiting for a day or two, providing small but neat rooms only steps away from the city's most popular bars, clubs, and restaurants. For something a bit quieter, look for self-catering apartments and guesthouses in the city's residential neighborhoods, where you can park for free and get a good night's sleep.
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