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Of the bastions, built in the first half of the 18th century, only the Eugenije’s bastion with a water tower and remains of the original Charles’ wall. The water tower dates from 1758, when a stone reservoir, known as the “motor pit”, was installed on the aforementioned bastion. At the end of the 19th century a new pumping channel was built because the old one could no longer perform its function. Two iron tanks were later installed on top of the tower due to the growing need for water supplies. The iron tanks were smaller than the motor pit. The Drava was used for drawing water and the reservoirs were used for fountains on the main square of the old town and four wells.
Category: Other attractions, Old town,
Šetalište kardinala Franje Šepera (stari grad Tvrđa), Osijek 31000
45.562542, 018.696978 (45°33’45.1″N, 018°41’49.1″E)
GPS coordinates: 45.562542, 018.696978 (45°33’45.1″N, 018°41’49.1″E)
Address: Šetalište kardinala Franje Šepera (stari grad Tvrđa), Osijek 31000
Water tower is located in popular Old town (Tvrđa), on the Promenade of cardinal Franje Šeper next to disco club Bastion (from the center of Osijeka, Ante Starčević square is 1,6km away).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Vodenog tornja koji se nalazi u popularnoj osječkoj Tvrđi u ulici Šetalište kardinala Franje Šepera pored diska Bastiona (od centra grada Osijeka, Trga Ante Starčevića udaljen je oko 1,6km). 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 Vodenom tornju koji se nalazi u popularnoj osječkoj Tvrđi u ulici Šetalište kardinala Franje Šepera pored diska Bastiona (od centra grada Osijeka, Trga Ante Starčevića udaljen je oko 1,6km). Hvala!
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