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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 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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  • Lotrscak Tower has a great spot in the old town section of Gradec with it being located near St. Mark's Church and Square as well as Croatia's Parliament, Stone Gate, Anton Gustav Matos sculpture benc...  more »
  • For someone with stair-a-phobia....it was worth it.......Very safe and secure narrow spiral stairs with museum-like photos on each landing so a nice excuse to rest. Spectacular view from the very top ...  more »
  • It's an easy climb to the top where you're rewarded with great views of the city. I'm not great with heights so this was perfect for me as the roof slopes away from you so you're not looking straight ...  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.