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Hvar in Hvar (island), Split-Dalmatia (county), Croatia
 

Clock Tower / Leroj, 15th cent.

Kula sa atom / Leroj, 15. st.

 
 
Clock Tower / <i>Leroj,</i> 15th cent. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
1. Clock Tower / Leroj, 15th cent. Marker
Captions: (top) Bell on the tower; (bottom) Religious motifs on the bell.
Inscription. Only the English text (bottom) has been transcribed. To view the Croatian text (top), click on the marker image to enlarge and display it.

Originally in the defensive system of the city walls, Clock Tower used to belong the Duke's Palace complex, which was pulled down at the end of the 19th cent. A public clock was incorporated into the tower in 1466 by the decision of the Duke Venier. The bell which is presently on the roof of the tower is from the year 1564 and it is decorated with religious motifs.
 
Location. 43° 10.359′ N, 16° 26.5′ E. Marker is in Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county), in Hvar (island). Marker is on Trg Sv. Stjepana just from Ulica Sveta Marak. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Trg Sv. Stjepana 8, Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county) 21450, Croatia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Užižić Palace (Hektorović Palace), 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); City Walls, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Porta Maestra (within shouting distance of this marker); Paladini Palace, lower, 15th - 19th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot, 17th - 18th cent.
Clock Tower and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
2. Clock Tower and Marker
The marker is on the right, below the awning.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Arsenal / Historical Shipyard, 14th-17th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Stephen's square / Piazza, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of the Annunciation, 14th-17th cent. (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hvar.
 
More about this marker. There is only foot traffic inside Hvar's Old Town district.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Clock Tower on the right, Frotica fortress above image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
3. Clock Tower on the right, Frotica fortress above
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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