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The tower and museum
The tower and museum
In the center of Veli Lošinj you can find the circular tower built in the 15th century during the Venetian rule over the eastern Adriatic shore. This small tower with thick walls served for the defence of Veli Lošinj from hostile pirate ships. At the beginning of the 19th century, the tower lost its primary purpose and gained a symbolical meaning because it appeared on the emblem of Veli Lošinj. From 1997 to 2000 it was completely renovated – with the new wooden constructions, the staircase and the roof, it became a museum and gallery. The museum was opened in 2001 and its permanent display, on three floors, is a combination of thematic wholes and a chronological sequence of important parts of history of Veli Lošinj. On the third floor is the Kula gallery, where are the works of many different local artists are shown. A bronze statue of Apoxyomenos, which was found in the sea close to Veli Lošinj in 1999, is one of the most important exhibits in the museum.
Category: Museum Art Palace,
Kaštel Street, Veli Lošinj 51551
44.520903, 014.501429 (44°31’15.2″N, 014°30’05.1″E)
00385 (0)51 233 614
Tue-Sun 10:00-13:00h and 19:00-22:00h, Closed on Mondays
Adults: 35 HRK (4.90 EUR); children (up to 12 years), students and seniors (from Croatia): 25 HRK (3.30 EUR)
Beautiful view from the tower on the whole Veli Lošinj.
GPS coordinates: 44.520903, 014.501429 (44°31’15.2″N, 014°30’05.1″E)
Address: Kaštel Street, Veli Lošinj 51551
The tower and museum are located in the center of Veli Lošinj in Kaštel Street (near the main seafront).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do kule i muzeja koji se nalaze u centru Velog Lošinja u ulici Kaštel (kod same glavne rive). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema kuli i muzeju koji se nalaze u centru Velog Lošinja u ulici Kaštel (kod same glavne rive). Hvala!
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