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THICK TOWER (NA VALECH)

THICK TOWER (NA VALECH)

- A 16th-century progressive fortification upgrade –
This massive cylinder-shaped tower standing on the northwest corner of the city fortifications, on the edge of the Granice Valley (Na Valech street), was part of the third (outermost) belt of the city walls. It was built some time before 1509, modernizing and strengthening the city defensive structures. The walls of the Thick Tower are really strong: no wonder it was used as a battery tower. Any enemy approaching the city from the north could be bombarded from the cannons placed inside this tower. The thickness of the walls on the other hand ensured that the tower would stand an enemy attempt to storm it. By the first half of the 19th century the tower had been dilapidated, so it was converted into a romantic residential summer house.

A 16th-century progressive fortification upgrade –

This massive cylinder-shaped tower standing on the northwest corner of the city fortifications, on the edge of the Granice Valley (Na Valech street), was part of the third (outermost) belt of the city walls. It was built some time before 1509, modernizing and strengthening the city defensive structures. The walls of the Thick Tower are really strong: no wonder it was used as a battery tower. Any enemy approaching the city from the north could be bombarded from the cannons placed inside this tower. The thickness of the walls on the other hand ensured that the tower would stand an enemy attempt to storm it. By the first half of the 19th century the tower had been dilapidated, so it was converted into a romantic residential summer house. 


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