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Lotrscak Tower

Photo credit: Jorge Lascar via / CC BY
Lotrscak Tower
  • (worth a detour)
  • less than 1 km
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • 1 hour or less
  • 2 2

This tower has a rich history, Lotrščak Tower is definitely worth your time!

Strossmayerovo šetalište 9, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

The Lotrscak Tower got its name after the bell, the ‘Bell of Thieves’, which in Latin translates to ‘Campana Latrunculorum’, so the locals shortened it to ‘Lotrščak’. The bell would always toll at night before the city gates would be closed, it was used as a signaling device.


Another interesting information is that the tower didn’t really look like it does today, in the Medieval period it had a different look, but people say that according to some drawings from that period it had two floors and a simple roof which looked like a pyramid.


The tower had different roles throughout the history, it was used as a warehouse, later on, it had a cafe in it on the ground floor. It also had some tenants for some time. Around the 19th century, the City decided to put a cannon in it which would go off at exactly noon, so the city’s churches could toll their bells.


Today, you can find a souvenir shop on the ground floor where you can also buy some art pieces. You can also climb the tower, and at the top of it, you’ll see a perfect panoramic view of the city.


If you want to visit this site with a group, just let them know and they will arrange it for you! The tickets aren’t too pricey,

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 9 PM