Podgorica Clock Tower

Podgorica, Montenegro

The Clock Tower of Podgorica is one of the very few Ottoman landmarks that survived the bombing of Podgorica in World War II. It was built in 1667, by Adži-paša Osmanagić, a prominent citizen of Podgorica. It is a freestanding 19m tall stone clock tower. Its current turret clock mechanism was made in 1890 by Pietro Colbachini foundry in Italy, after Podgorica was incorporated into Montenegro. Around the same time, a metal cross was installed at the top of the tower, symbolizing transfer of the city from the Ottomans into the hands of Christian Montenegrins.

Today, the clock tower is an important cultural monument of Montenegro, protected by law.

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