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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia5,485 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice bell tower and clock but you unfortunately cant access it.
    The bell / clock tower is located at the end of Stradun St at the Ploce gate end. The tower's clock is accurate and the bell is rung every hour. You can't access it but can still get some nice views of it from the street and also from the walls and some high vantage points around the city.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visually nice to see
    Clock tower is located in the southern end of the walled city near the harbour, visually nice to see and take photos of. Lots of locals kids around playing soccer when I visited and was enjoyable watching them play. Several restaurants near clock tower but expect to pay for the privilege. You can’t enter the clock tower itself just enjoy from the outside.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 August 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,309 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive landmark
    The bell tower is right at the end of the Stradun, and we were also able to get closer up views of its top during our walk around the city walls. You aren't able to go inside, but it's an impressive structure. The digital clock on it reminded us of the one we saw in Venice, although apparently this tower and clock are even older than that one. The clock and bells still work, and the two metal bell-ringers are neat to observe (they are replicas, and we enjoyed seeing the originals in the nearby Rector's Palace.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,444 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Part of a Group
    You will find this tower across from the big church and on the main street. It is part of the ensemble of civic and religious buildings. It looks good and the crowds line up to take photos. Very crowded part of town.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
You will find this tower across from the big church and on the main street. It is part of the ensemble of civic and religious buildings. It looks good and the crowds line up to take photos. Very crowded part of town.
Written 29 May 2024
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Kavo85
Dublin, Ireland1,001 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Bell Tower is actually pretty cool
As there are a couple of little men/ statues up there hitting it as it dings. Be sure to look up
And see them - read somewhere that these are replacements and the originals are now held in a museum/archive.
Written 1 May 2024
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,616 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We entered Dubrovnik's Old Town from Pile Gate. The pristine marble streets in the Old Town were lined with baroque buildings, beautiful Renaissance fountains, and facades. Some of the important landmarks include: Stradun (the main street in Dubrovnik's Old Town), with the Franciscan church and monastery at one end, Sponza Palace at the other end, Rector's Palace, and the Dubrovnik Cathedral.

Located on the corner of Luža Square at the end of the Stradun, the 31 meters high Bell tower can be seen from just about anywhere in the city, on one side is the Sponza Palace and on the other is the City Guard Building.
Originally built in the mid-fifteenth century, it was rebuilt about a century ago in the original style after it started to lean.

It is also known as the clock tower but only one of its hands tells the time. Below that, the circle shows the phase of the moon and at the bottom, the old-fashioned digital read out tells the hour.

At the top of each hour the time is clanged out by two bronze bell ringers – replicas as the originals are on display at the Museum of Cultural History in the Rector’s Palace. The two bronze mechanical figures are known as Maro and Baro, or the Zelenci (green men), due to their green tarnishing as over the years the sea salt from the Adriatic has turned the bronze a green colour.

The bell is the original bell from 1506 and it was designed and cast by the famous maker of canons in Dubrovnik, Ivo Rabljanin. During the Homeland War, the clock was hit by two projectiles, one of which exploded near 'The Greens'. Ivan Rabljanin's priceless bell came very close to being destroyed
Written 4 December 2023
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The bell tower is right at the end of the Stradun, and we were also able to get closer up views of its top during our walk around the city walls. You aren't able to go inside, but it's an impressive structure. The digital clock on it reminded us of the one we saw in Venice, although apparently this tower and clock are even older than that one. The clock and bells still work, and the two metal bell-ringers are neat to observe (they are replicas, and we enjoyed seeing the originals in the nearby Rector's Palace.
Written 22 September 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Clock tower is located in the southern end of the walled city near the harbour, visually nice to see and take photos of.

Lots of locals kids around playing soccer when I visited and was enjoyable watching them play.

Several restaurants near clock tower but expect to pay for the privilege. You can’t enter the clock tower itself just enjoy from the outside.
Written 29 August 2023
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,485 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The bell / clock tower is located at the end of Stradun St at the Ploce gate end.
The tower's clock is accurate and the bell is rung every hour.
You can't access it but can still get some nice views of it from the street and also from the walls and some high vantage points around the city.
Written 8 July 2023
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mrskrun
Larvik, Norway4,300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
The Bell Tower is a prominent structure in the beautiful old walled city of Dubrovnik. It is also called clock tower by some.
Written 15 November 2022
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JRMADA
United States3,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is a very nice bell/clock tower. The clock is accurate and the bells are rung every hour. There is no access to visitors, but one can go on the walls and see all of old town from a high point.
Written 14 October 2022
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David D
Devon, UK25,234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Couples
This bell tower stands on the site where the original one stood, which was built in 1444.

It is located in the Old Town of Dubrovnik at the opposite end of the High Street, Placa (Stradun) from the Pile Gate entrance. It stands 31 metres (over 101 feet) high on Luža Square

The tower has had a sad history it suffered damage during the earthquake of 1667 and from subsequent ones. As result of damage over the years, the tower statarted to tilt towards the Stradun. It was finally demolished in 1928 and rebuilt the following year on accordance with the original design.

It's misfortunes continued when it was damaged again in the 1979 Montenegro earthquake, it was fully restored by 1988.

There are two bronze mechanical figures, which strike the bell on the hour, they are known as Maro and Baro. The current figures are replicas and have been in place since the 1929 rebuild, the originals, from 1478, are on display in the Cultural History Museum.

The bronze bell was cast in 1506.

It is not possible to enter the Tower, however it is a dominating landmark in the Old Town.
Written 8 September 2022
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
My family and I had a short stop off in Dubrovnik whilst on a TUI cruiser and we all enjoyed the visit. The Bell Tower is a iconic landmark and the bells themselves make a wonderful sound. This is a great photo opportunity and worth viewing.
Written 16 August 2022
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