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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  • August 16, 2017
    it is from this tower that the gun fires everyday at 12pm exactly. Don't get panic it is a tradition in this town. It is also possible to see the city from the top but an entrance fee is taken and not...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Lotrscak Tower is 30 meters high with thick walls surrounding it.. it's the best preserved defence system built in the 13th century... the bell was sounded every evening before closing of the city gat...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This is a tiny old tower which used to form part of the city walls. One must use very narrow stairs to reach the top from which one can enjoy the views of Zagreb. During summer is usually crowded.  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 5, 2017
    Fantastic views & a great opportunity to see a live canon being fired at 12 pm everyday.
  • June 3, 2017
    If you visit Zagreb, this is a must see place! Lots of history, great views, places to eat/drink in the neighborhood, meet locals.
  • February 25, 2017
    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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