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St. Urban’s Tower, Kosice

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The Urban Tower in Košice, Slovakia is originally a Gothic prismatic campanile with a pyramidal roof. It was erected in the 14th century.A church bell installed in the tower has been dedicated to Saint Urban, the patron of vine-dressers. The bell was cast in a mould by the bell-founder Franciscus Illenfeld of Olomouc in 1557. Its weight is 7 tonnes.In 1775 the pyramidal roof was constructed with annion in the Baroque style with an iron double cross. An archade passage was erected around the tower in 1912. There are 36 old gravestones bricked into the exterior walls of the St. Urban Tower.In 1966 the tower was damaged by fire and the St. Urban Bell was destroyed as well. The reconstructed tower was reopened in 1971. The renovated bell was located in the front of the tower and a copy of the bell was installed in the campanile.The East Slovak Museum set up an impressive exhibition of foundrywork in the tower after the reconstruction in 1977. It was removed in 1995. Today, there is a unique wax museum exhibition in the tower.
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  • Another of the several local historically significant structures to see as part of the Hlavna pedestrian zone in Kosice. Grab a guide book at the nearby tourist info office for the history of this and...  more »
  • One of the landmarks of Kosice but it was always closed when I passed by. A nice-looking tower with some gravestones in the walls surrounding the base. Nearby is the old bell that fell down some years...  more »
  • We opted not to go in, but I enjoyed taking photos of the tower. Around the bottom are really old gravestones, some from the Roman Empire!  more »