Inside the Clock Tower, the History Museum has small rooms that wind up to the 7th-floor lookout above the clock. On the 1st floor,...
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Church of the Dominican Monastery
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Piata Muzeului · interesting places nearby
Clock Tower information
With its stunning peacock-coloured roof tiles, the Clock Tower dates from 1280 and once housed the town council. Formerly the main entrance to the fortified city, the tower is 64m tall, with 2.35m-thick walls. Inside, the 1648 clock is a pageant of slowly revolving 80cm-high wooden figurines, each representing a character from the Greek-Roman pantheon: Peace bears an olive branch, Justice has a set of scales and Law wields a sword. The executioner is also present and the drum-player strikes the hour. Above stand seven figures, each representing a day of the week.
Under the clock tower on the right (if heading out of the old town) is the small, dark Torture Room Museum, with a very feeble compendium of exhibits. Give it a miss.