Herceg Novi - Clock Tower 1667.

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CLOCK TOWER IN HERCEG NOVI -In the steps between this square Nikole Đurkovića and square Belavista (beautiful view) we pass through Porta di Borgo (town gate) under Sahat Kula (Sat Kula). This watch tower and gate into the old town Herceg Novi was built in 1667 under the Ottoman occupation of the town. It was the main gate to the town with a wooden drawbridge over a moat (ditch) where a stream was flowing at that time. The bridge could be lifted up under threats and attacks. In the gate there is an inscription in Arabic: "this stronghold was erected in 1078/1667 by Mustafa Aga, attendant in the Sultan's Mosque, by order of Sultan Mahmud". The old mechanical watch in the tower was replaced in 1995 with an electric one, received as an act of friendship from the town of Zemun, Serbia, a fellow-town of Herceg Novi. In the arcade is a niche with a sculpture of the Black Madonna, made of burnt wood and dedicated to the memory of Tvrtko I Kotromanović, the town's founder. It was made by Afran Hozić from Sarajevo and received under the celebration of the town's celebration of the 600th anniversary.

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Comments (111)

sonjamar on May 15, 2013

Станковић, судећи по фотоапарату...тачан је.Квалитетан је ...производња Земун,Србија.

trester88 on June 27, 2013

Sehr schöne Ansicht. L

Beste Grüße, Wilhelm

Agnieszka Małasiewic… on July 3, 2013

Very interesting place!
Like a lot
Best wishes

Viagens e Férias on November 26, 2013

Amazing and well preserved Tower and Town Gate in Herceg Novi.

sonjamar on November 26, 2013

trester88 (Wilhelm) ,thank you for visit.

sonjamar on November 26, 2013

Thank you Agnieszka Małasiewic… .Greetings

sonjamar on November 26, 2013

netviagens ,thank you.Best wishes,Sonja

The Red on January 14, 2014

Like 53. Un angolo caratteristico che mi piace! Ciao, Nello

sonjamar on January 15, 2014

Grazie The Red .Saluti,Sonja

Красота! F+L. С наилучшими пожеланиями из Карелии, Fen

sonjamar on February 4, 2014

Fen ,хвала на посети и Л/Ф .Поздрав

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