Lotrščak Tower is one of the oldest standing buildings in Zagreb. The remains of old town walls and fortifications.
TIP: LOTRŠČAK TOWER HOUSES THE GRIČ CANNON WHICH FIRES EVERY DAY EXACTLY AT NOON. DO NOT BE SCARED, LOCALS SET THEIR WATCHES TO IT.
Lotrščak Tower is Zagreb’s fortified tower. It was a part of the southern gate and town defences against the Turks, built in 1266.
Today, it is one of the last remaining fortifications and one of Zagreb monuments. But wait – there’s more, inside the Grič cannon fires every day exactly at noon.
It has been doing that for the last hundred years, as a commemoration of Zagreb’s victory over the Turks. It has become somewhat a tradition, as locals set their watches according to the shot.
The tower was overlooking Zagreb defences for years in the past. As a matter of fact, it got its name by the bell, lat. campana latrunculorum (thief’s bell), which rang every night before the gates closed.
Today, it is overlooking Zagreb and offers spectacular views from its top. We highly recommend it to all who can climb its narrow steps.
Nearby, you can find Zagreb’s top attractions the Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb Funicular, Strossmayer promenade and many more attractions.
Lotrščak Tower opening hours
- Monday – Friday 9:00 – 21:00
- Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 – 21:00
* Winter working hours (from October 1st) from 10:00 to 19:00
Lotrščak Tower ticket prices
Admission for adults is 20 HRK (approx. 2.5 EUR or 3 USD).
Children up to 18 years old pay 10 HRK.
What can you see and do at the Lotrščak Tower?
The best time to pass by is noon as you will witness the noon shoot from up close.
Once there feel free to enter and enjoy Zagreb photo exhibit in its gallery or an art shop which offers a variety of souvenirs, books, art and unique jewellery.
But the best thing is the top of the tower, which we highly suggest as you will experience an amazing 360 view of the city. You won’t regret it!
When does the Grič cannon fire?
The Grič cannon fires every day exactly at noon.
How to get to Lotrščak Tower?
Accessible on foot from Zagreb ban Jelačić square or enjoy a ride with the shortest funicular in the world.
For more history information go to [Wikipedia].