White Tower

Local name: Bílá věž

It is the tallest building towering over the city of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic. It is located in the very center of the city, in the southwestern part of the Grand Square at an altitude of 244 m above sea level.

The 72-meter-high Renaissance tower was built in 1574 on the initiative of residents. The main building material of the tower was sandstone, whose color served the name of the building. Stairs with 233 steps lead to the top of the tower. From the lookout gallery of the tower there is a unique view not only of Hradec Králové, but also of the distant peaks of the Giant Mountains and the Orlické Mountains. The White Tower also houses the second largest and weight bell (10 tons) in the Czech Republic - the Augustine ring, which sounds only on special occasions

In recent years, the facility has again become a place of exhibitions, a center of tourism and cultural events.

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Franušova 1500 03 Hradec Kralove, Czechia