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Sahat Tower, located above the gate which was named "Sahat Gate" after it, was built during the period between 1740 and 1789. The overall appearance of the tower, with prominent baroque elements, directly testifies to the time of its origin. The tower was renovated in the middle of the nineteenth century. The Sahat Tower is one of the few structures of the Belgrade Fortress that has not suffered significant damages, still preserving authentic architectural and stylistic features.
The octogonal baroque tower, visible from every part of the park and tower, has a central clock mechanism and pendulums. The height of the tower (27.5 m) is enough for the clock to work for approximately a week before rewinding. It us s gongs instead of bells. The clock has two hammers: a smaller one which ticks once for the first quarter, twice for the second, three times for the third and four times for the fourth, while the bigger hammer ticks immediately after to mark the current hour.
At the end of the seventeenth century, Andera Cornaro, who was a Venetian builder in Austrian and later Turkish service, built today's Sahat Gate as a part of restoration works of the south-east rampart. Sahat Gate has casemates for guards, weapons and other military material. The Belgrade Fortress Gallery is situated in the flanking rooms.Belgrade Fortress (Serbian: Београдска тврђава / Beogradska tvrđava), consists of the old citadel (Upper and Lower Town) and Kalemegdan Park (Large and Little Kalemegdan) on the confluence of the River Sava and Danube, in an urban area of modern Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Stari Grad. It is the most visited tourist attraction in Belgrade. Since the admission is free, it is estimated that the total number of visitors (foreign, domestic, citizens of Belgrade) is over 2 million yearly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgrade_Fortress
June 12, 2019
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