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Lotrscak Tower – The Upper Town Zagreb – Intimate Wedding

The Lotrščak tower is a fortified tower located in Zagreb, Croatia, in an old part of town called Gradec or Gornji grad (Upper Town) and in the past it was also called the Kula od Dverca but since 1646 when the bell was in it, it was called Lotrščak.
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 tower, which dates to the 13th century, was built to guard the southern gate of the Gradec town wall.
This is the only preserved mediaeval tower from the 13th-century fortifications, slightly modified in the 19th century, with a small lookout post on top.
The tower is 19 meters high, with five roofs, a dome of six, a total of 30 meters.
The bells of the Lotrščak tower used to summon the townsfolk to return to the town at sunset, when the gates were locked for the night.
Nowadays Lotrščak is more famous for its cannon, which is fired every day at noon.
The canon-firing tradition was initiated on New Year’s Day 1877, although several legends connect it with much earlier events.
According to one story, the cannon was presented to the townsfolk by Hungarian King Bela IV in 1242, as a reward for protecting him from marauding Tatars–on condition that the cannon was fired every.

The cannon could also have come from the spoils of a victory over the Turks, but whichever story is true, locals set their watches by the sound of the shot heard all over the city centre.
The Lotrščak Tower  is a protected cultural heritage of the Republic of Croatia.
The Lotrščak Tower is the perfect choice for a romantic wedding ceremony in Zagreb.

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