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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Aleksandar Aleksić (2 years ago)
Great landmark for sightseeing of city. Perfect in advent time to drink hot vine :)
kos lan (2 years ago)
Very nice view of the city. And every noon something interesting happen
Serhii Burdeniuk (2 years ago)
I’ve heard from people that this tower has a working canon which still shots daily or something, but in real I hadn’t seen anything like this. Maybe I wasn’t in time there. Anyway, this place is very memorable for me because of amazing musician who played on a guitar here: the music just completely immersed in those tiny streets around the tower, such a beautiful experience was that moment.
Anna (2 years ago)
It is a nice place to see the beautiful view of the city of Zagreb. It costs 20kn and euro is not acceptable. When you go up by stairs, it's quite narrow, so you may feel a little bit scared. But it is worth to go up. I've heard that at noon, the canon would fire but I didn't hear anything which made me disappointed. Still check out the view.
Nikos N (2 years ago)
Amazing view of the whole city. Totally recommend it! The staff was very friendly and it was possible to pay with card.
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