Clock Tower, Bitola

3.8
#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Pelagonia Region
One of the city's landmarks, Clock Tower offers a panoramic view of the town and surrounding landscape. The present tower was likely built in the 1830s, although mention of a tower here goes back as far as 1664. Legend has it that the people of Bitola gathered 60,000 eggs, which were supposed to hold the massive stone blocks together like plaster. The spiral staircase leads to the top of the 33 m (108 ft) tower, which holds the clock mechanism. Look for a golden plaque inside the tower that tells the story of the mechanism. In 1936, Germans donated 15 bells as a token of gratitude to the people of Bitola for burying German soldiers killed in World War I. A modern keyboard mechanism playing Macedonian popular songs replaced the bells in 1970. To visit Clock Tower on your holiday in Bitola, and find out what else Bitola has to offer, use our Bitola.
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  • The clock tower itself is an attractive historic landmark in central Bitola. It’s located in a very pleasant area at the head of Shirok Sokak, surrounded with other monuments, fountains and a couple.....  more »
  • The clock tower is one of the landmarks of Bitola. There is a story of the clocktower in English. The park is the starting point for the pedestrian street.  more »
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  • It is so beautiful to visit. So many lovely things to see. The tower Clock is old since 1940.There are so many old buildings to see and churches.
  • I laughed when I read my friend's review about the clock tower that said: "it's Bitola's symbol, but the birds poop a lot there". And, I completely agree. If you are a tourist, you must visit the clock tower it has a story and energy on itself, but beware of the bird poop. It's everywhere.
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