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Herceg Novi - Clock Tower 1667.

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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  • Uploaded on April 28, 2013
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    by Sasa Sofronic
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A560
    • Taken on 2010/08/10 18:33:11
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash