Tower sights in Biecz
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The town's landmark is the town hall on the Rynek or, more precisely, its huge 56m-high octagonal tower, which you can climb with a ticket purchased from the museum. The tower, which looks a little like a lighthouse, was built between 1569 and 1581, except for the top, which is a Baroque addition. Its original Renaissance decoration and the unusual 24-hour clock face on its eastern side have been restored in recent years.
Near the church are the remains of the town walls and what has become known as Execution Tower (Katownia). Biecz was allowed to pass death sentences, and there was even a corporation of executioners who appear to have taken their job pretty seriously. In the year 1614 alone, some 120 brigands were executed here.