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An inseparable dominant of the historical center of Rožňava is the late Renaissance watchtower. It was built during the Turkish threat in 1643-1654 on the site of the original Gothic tower.

The watchtower has undergone several architectural modifications throughout the history and has also performed several important functions, including an important guard and significant defensive function, as evidenced by the preserved gunshot on its eastern and Turkish cannonballs on the southern facade.

The tower is 36.5 m high and since 1997 it has been open to the general public as an observation tower, the tour of which is provided by the Tourist Information Center in Rožňava. From the upper gallery of the Watchtower, visitors have a beautiful view of all the monuments of the historical center of Rožňava, the calvary and basically the whole town and the Rožňava Basin.

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