Šindelářská Tower

Šindelářská věž
The Shingle-maker's Tower is the only surviving rampart tower of the original 4 which guarded the entrance to the town. It’s 20 metres high and 7 metres in diameter. Its foundations are set approximately one meter deep in hard clay. It got its name from a street on which shingle-makers had their workshops. Until the year 1791, the tower was also decorated with a small astronomical clock. Although its fame cannot equal that of her relative in Pisa, the two towers have one interesting thing in common. When viewed from Věžní Street, you can see that our tower is also slightly tilted and leans on an adjacent house. Near the tower, you can also see the remains of the rampart wall. Unfortunately, the tower’s interior is not accessible to the public.

The Shingle-maker’s tower is found in the map portal here

Šindelářská věž

Šindelářská věž

 
Šindelářská věž

Šindelářská věž

 
 
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