Sarajevo Clock Tower
The Sarajevo Clock Tower (Bosnian: Sarajevska sahat-kula) is a clock tower in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located beside Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and is the tallest of 21 clock towers built in the country at 30 m. The clock shows lunar time, in which the hands indicate 12 o'clock at the moment of sunset, the time of the Muslim Maghrib prayer. A caretaker sets the clock's time manually once a week.
The tower was constructed by Gazi Husrev-beg, a governor of the area during the Ottoman period. The earliest known documented mention of the tower dates to the 17th century in a work by Evliya Celebi. It was rebuilt twice, once after fire damage when the city was attacked by Eugene of Savoy in 1697, and in 1762.
In 1967 the clock was repaired, and the hands and numbers on all four clock faces were gilt.
In 2006 the clock tower was declared a national monument by a commission to preserve the country's heritage.
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