Fodor's Expert Review Clock Tower (Turnul Ceasornicului)

Giurgiu Historic District/Site

In the town square, this clock tower dates to the late 18th century, during the Ottoman occupation, when the 72-foot structure was built to keep an eye on the town's goings-on. From 2005 to 2007 it underwent a thorough restoration, so what you see today is not truly the original, but standing beneath it, surrounded by modernity, you can try to imagine what the Ottomans saw when they looked down nearly 300 years ago—and how the brave inhabitants of the town felt looking up.

Historic District/Site

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Piața Unirii (Union Square)
Giurgiu, Giurgiu  Romania

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