Now we're walking the north wall from east to west and before us is the massive Minceta Tower. At first sight I thought to myself what a masculine structure. But walk up its steps and get a magnificent panoramic view of the Old Town.
The Clock Tower was built in the 15th Century right at the other end of the Placa (main thoroughfare) and represented alongside nearby buildings a free city state. The tower is approximately 31 metres in height and built by Grubacevic, Utisenovic and Radoncic, local masters. Following an earthquake the stucture of the Clock Tower lost it's structure and leaned. In order for it not to fall the Clock Tower was rebuilt in 1929.
In the heart of the old city by the main street of the Stradun there is this clock tower dated back to the 15th century. It is said to be 31 meter high and it is just by many other main sites of the old city as the Church St. Blaise and by one of the gates to the old port of Dubrovnik.
Bookmarking one end of the Stradun's 300m length is the enigmatic Clock Tower. Perched over Luza Square the 15th century clock survived the earthquakes and fires that destroyed much of the rest of Ragusa, and remains today one of the city's favourite landmarks. A key feature of the clock tower is the pair of bronze statues that call out each hour.
It is from 1444 and reworked in 1929 to bring back to restored shape. The tower is 125 feet high, and it is from 1506, with the bell weighing in at about 4,000 pounds and has bronze figures besides the bell in the tower alcove. At the street level, this was the place to barracks the guards of the military and Rector support staff.
The Tall Bell tower at Luza- which you cannot miss also houses the famous Dubrovnik clock which was moved here from the Rectors Palace in1444. the tower is 31m tall but you can't climb to the top.
At the end of the Stradun you come to a grand little Luza square. In front of you is the Bell Tower; to the left is the Sponza Palace.
On the right adjacent to and along from the Bell tower is the House fo the Guards and then the arched Rectors Palace and Museum.
Standing alone bordering the right flank of the square is St Blaise's Church.However it was under scaffolding at the time so you will have to use your imagination
The cafes here are great to peolple watch and soak in the fare.
As far as we understand clock tower is very inn in this region.This is another example .The Tower is 35m tall, build in 1444, restored in 1928. The huge bell in the tower, over 2 tons in weight, is the only original detail from the first bell tower and was casted by the famous gun designer Ivan Krstitelj Rabljanin (John the Baptist of Rab) in 1506.
No not men from Mars but the green figures in the clock tower. They were originally wood but were later replaced with bronze ones, and they are the present famous "green men" of the Dubrovnik symbolizing the passage of time. The originals can be seen in the Sponza Palace. The huge bell in the tower, over 2000 kilos in weight, is the only original detail from the first bell tower and was casted by Ivan Krstitelj Rabljanin (John the Baptist of Rab) in 1506.
In the main town square of Luza Square, is this long tall clock tower, dating from the fifteenth century (built 1444). The clock facing the square does not have numbers but is more like a sundial! It even has manual roman numerals towards the bottom of the tower to tell the time.
"The elegant Bell [Clock] Tower, 35m tall, dating from 1444, was broken down and rebuilt in 1928. The modem clock, with bronze jacks in the form of soldiers that strike the hour (Maro and Baro) is a faithful copy, with the addition of a figured time indicator, of one dating from 1478 (original can be seen in Sponza palace). The huge bell in the tower, over 2000 kilos in weight, is the only original detail from the first bell tower and was casted by Ivan Krstitelj Rabljanin (John the Baptist of Rab) in 1506. The adjoining Glavna Straža (Main Guard), incorporating a Gothic upper story of 1490 from the Ragusan admiral's house, was constructed in 1706-1708, when the baroque portal was inserted after the design by Marino Gropelli."*
This is the Clock Tower, whereas a few other VTers have called the tower atop the the Dominican Monastery the Clock Tower.
This picture gives a little better view of the bronze jacks, Maro and Baro, who faithfully ring the enormous bell inside the tower. The town government provides them with all the Karlovačko they can drink, so they are happy to oblige.
Seen from the northern city walls, the bell tower of the Franciscan convent dominates the tiled red roofs, the blue sea and the western white city walls. There is no wind, the heat is hitting hard, there is not a single boat sailing on the sea !
Take a look at the pcture... and then notice how the Bell Toer is leaning... it's not the fault of my poor photographic skills, it really leans... however i had to wait to come back home and develop the photos to discoer this detail. I have now learned that this tower, which is 31 metres tall, started to lean fter an impressive earthquake that destroyed part of dubrovnik in 1667. For the record the tower was built in 1444.
City Bell Tower (15th century) is Stand Headquarters of the City . built in 1444
33 yards (31 m) hugh.