Judgement Tower

Maribor, Slovenia

The Judgement Tower is a fortified medieval tower in Maribor. An original tower built on the site in the early 14th century secured the southwestern corner of the city walls. It was completely rebuilt in 1540, with the addition of a conical roof which burned down in the 17th century.

The tower has seen several additions; the renaissance structure extends to the tops of the second-floor windows, and is followed an early 17th century extension. Four more floors were added in the 19th century.

The tower partially burned down again in 1937 and was restored in the 1950s. It is one of several surviving elements of the former city walls; others include the Water Tower and the Jewish Tower, while the Benetke Tower was demolished in the late 1960s to make way for a hydroelectric reservoir.

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Pristan 8, Maribor, Slovenia
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Founded: 1540
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia

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Jan Oxi (20 months ago)
Good
Amartya Ghosh (21 months ago)
Maribor in Slovenia isn't that popular place yet this one's a quiant and quiet place. Nice to stroll around. Good for a day trip out from the city hustle.
Kinga Maroszek (2 years ago)
One of many monuments in the historical part of Maribor
Gregor Jaklinov (2 years ago)
It's always closed, would be great for events, but unfortunately!
Otto Khera (3 years ago)
This historical building in Maribor was once much bigger, and served as a river portage and storage house. Much of it was torn down in the 20th Century. Now the daily market happens right above it, and efforts are underway to restore it even more (it has been largely restored in terms of the remaining structure).
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