Lotrscak Tower

Zagreb, Croatia

The Lotrščak Tower is located in an old part of town called Gradec of Zagreb. 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.

The Grič cannon 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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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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Filip Šverer (4 months ago)
Best 360 view of Zagreb (from top tower)
Nikola Kudrna (4 months ago)
The famous tower with cannon that fires every noon since 19th century. The price of the entrance is 10-20kn, and you can see pictures of old Zagreb, read about Cannon Grič and have phenomenal view from the top of the tower. Advice: be in front in noon and then go up to see the museum.
Slobodan Vudrag (5 months ago)
Usually you can visit Tower and hear a bit about it and history why is famous in Zagreb. Every day exactly at noon canon fires from tower. From the top you can get some pretty photos and it is very cheap to visit. Probably was closed now because of earthquake and Covid-19.
Phut Tuhp (7 months ago)
This place is nice to visit, if you like to see the top view of the city. For me I love it so I decide to pay 20kn to go up there. This museum is not big, it has 4 floors. From 1 to 3 it has the old pictures about Zagreb and history about that. The last floor you can go outdoor to see all the city of Zagreb. It is very nice view. This place is special because they still shoot the cannon everyday at noon since 18 century. You can walk from the centre until this Tower. It is not hard and too far. It also has a cable car service too. I am really recommend you to go on top so you can see all the whole town.
Luke Phang (14 months ago)
A must-see attraction that is unique to Zagreb, this tower gives you a clear 360-degree view of the entire city, which makes for good photo opportunities and an unforgettable experience. You'll need to climb the narrow staircase of the tower to reach the top though, and we were lucky that when we visited there was no one around so not sure how it would be like with crowds. The main feature of the tower is of course the cannon that fires at noon everyday and if you are someone who does not mind loud sound (but please, bring thick earmuffs it's really quite loud), you can try your luck hanging around the tour at noon. Cannon and scenic view, you cannot go wrong with this combination. Must visit in Zagreb.
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