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Round Tower (Okrugla kula) description and photos - Croatia: Porec. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Okrugla kula.
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The Round Tower is what little remains of the defensive walls that surrounded the old town of Porec, starting from the 4th century. It is located in the southeastern part of the Porec peninsula. It, like the other two towers that have survived to our time, were built by the Venetians in the 15th century. It was convenient to observe the sea and the mainland from the round tower. In those days, the danger of an Ottoman invasion was just great. The construction of the towers was the last renovation of the city walls. The walls have long been destroyed. The place where they adjoined the Round Tower stands out sharply on its facade.
The Round Tower was built in 1474 during the reign of Pietro da Mule. A stone plaque with the initials of the Mayor da Mule and the date of completion of the tower is placed on the south side at the top of the building. Although the tower has a regular round shape, its interior is a jumble of platforms, walkways and stairs. An old, creaking wooden ladder allows you to climb free of charge to the observation deck on the top floor of the tower, open to all the winds.
At present, the Torre Rotonda cafe is located in the Round Tower. There are only a few tables on the observation deck, which are almost always occupied by visitors. Downstairs there is another room with a bar and seats for those who, for some reason, do not want to sit upstairs. In general, the Round Tower is always full of visitors. Some come here to see several quarters of Porec from above, others admire the sea filled with boats, and still others just want to have a snack and relax before a further walk.
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