Despot Stefan Tower

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Despot Stefan Tower
Kalemegdan, Belgrade
Serbia Serbia
Despotova kula6.jpg
Despot Stefan Tower in Upper City of Kalemegdan Fortress
Coordinates 44°49′31″N 20°27′4″E / 44.82528°N 20.45111°E / 44.82528; 20.45111Coordinates: 44°49′31″N 20°27′4″E / 44.82528°N 20.45111°E / 44.82528; 20.45111
Site information
Open to
the public
Site history
Built 1405
Built by Stefan Lazarević
In use Serbian Despotate
Materials Stone

The Despot Stefan Tower (Serbian: Деспотова кула; Despotova kula) or Dizdar Tower (Диздарева кула; Dizdareva kula) is a structure in Belgrade, Serbia, built ca. 1405, a couple of years after the city became the capital of Serbian Despotate under Despot Stefan Lazarević.

Today, the tower is the seat of the Astronomical Society Ruđer Bošković and houses its Popular Observatory. The Observatory has two instruments: refractor Zeiss (110/2200mm) and reflector Tall 200 K (200/2200mm), both of which are used mainly for observations at night. Four panoramic telescopes are also mounted on the tower, which can be used to observe the panorama of Belgrade.[1]

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