Clock Tower in Old Town (Sahat Kulla)

This 26 meter (~85 ft 3 in) clock tower was built in the 19th century and is made of sandstone and bricks.  It stands in the old part of town, a throwback to Ottoman times when the clock kept the official time for prayer as well as for when the shops closed and reopened.  (No one shop should have an advantage by staying open longer.)  The original bell, which was made in Moldova, was stolen in 2001 but replaced with the help of French KFOR troops.  It’s a pretty piece of architecture, worth seeing while you are in Old Town.

Walking Directions:  From U.S. Embassy Bravo gate, take a left up the hill to get to the Dragodan steps, which will be on your right.  Descend the steps and cross over the main road at the bottom (Zagrebi).  Go straight, following UCK road.  Continue through the square and cross over the main road at the other side (Agim Ramadani), straight onto (Ibrahaim Lutfiu).  The clock tower is about 200 meters (~656 ft) up the road on your right.  (Look up)  From the embassy, the walk is about 20 or so minutes at a normal pace.

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