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 defenses against the Turks, built in 1266. Today, it is one of the last remaining fortifications and one of Zagreb monuments.
The tower got its name by the bell, lat. campana latrunculorum (thief’s bell), which rang every night before the gates closed.
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.
Locals still set their clocks according to the shot as they have been for years.
What can you do at the Lotrščak Tower?
Lotrščak Tower houses a gallery and an art shop which offers a variety of souvenirs, books, art and unique jewelry.
You can enjoy Zagreb photo exhibit and climb up to the top and experience an amazing 360 view of the city, it’s well worth the climb.
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.
Lotrščak Tower opening hours
Monday – Friday from 09:00 to 21:00
Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 21:00
* Winter working hours (from October 1st) from 10:00 to 19:00
When does the Grič cannon fire?
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] or [Zagreb tourist board]