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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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  • Is next to the Basilica is noticeable, history is a pretty old building. Around the funny look at carefully, such as mural paintings. Centrally located, so walk to see what good I think.
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  • Special, but nice turret right next to the Cathedral of St. Elizabeth, on the circumference of the towers are historical signs and banners along with the pattern
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  • In the past, this tower was located at the Museum, today there is an exhibition of wax. Around the perimeter are pieces of burial stones from the surrounding area. In front of the towers is the old Bell from the Tower fell in a big fire that Urban and burst. Today it is partially polepený on a pedestal in front of the tower. The Tower already has what's behind and unfortunately it is quite schátraná.
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