City tower and sundial in Rožňava

City tower and sundial in Rožňava

Right in the city center is a 36.5 meter (120 ft) high Renaissance tower, which was built in the mid-17th century on the foundations of a much older Gothic building.

When you get to the lookout, imagine the important role of the guards who monitored the area to warn the city inhabitants of the threat of Turkish troops.

In the 16th century, clocks were installed on the tower, and these were among the most accurate in Hungary. This interesting technical artifact is still present on the tower.

You will find another technical interest on the side wall of the grammar school building. It is a sundial with a model of the globe, built in the early 20th century.

For tourists, Rožňava is a start to the localities of the Slovak Karst, which you can enjoy with the whole family on foot or by bike.

At the same time, you can enrich your knowledge by visiting historic castles and chateaux.

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