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Iconic Zagreb cannon to remain silent after earthquakes

By  Apr 02, 2020

One of the symbols of Zagreb, the Grič cannon, that marks noon with a blast that echoes over the capital every day, will not fire until further notice.

"After the recent earthquakes, the firing of the Grič cannon and the resulting vibrations further annoyed the citizens of Gornji Grad, so from March 28 until the situation calms down, the firing of the Grič cannon has been suspended," stated the City of Zagreb.

The Grič cannon is one of Zagreb's landmarks. The marking of noon began on the 1st of January 1877, and in the past the firing of the Grič cannon was stopped only at the end of the First World War.

The cannon was originally housed in the building of the Hydro-meteorological Institute, and today it is located in the Lotrščak Tower in Gornji grad.


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