Famous building

Clock Tower in Vyborg

Address

Vyborg, 5 Krepostnaya

Category

Famous buildings

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Weekend

10:00 – 18:00

Years of foundation

1660

Style

Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism

Built in the late 15th century on the slope of a granite cliff, the 35-meter tall tower with walls 1.6 meters thick at the base once was the belfry of the local Old Cathedral. A clock in the tower was first installed in 1660. In the 18th century, Catherine II presented the tower with the still surviving grand bell.

After suffering a number of fires, it itself was eventually converted into a fire tower in 1793.

Unlike the tower whose bell and clock still exist and function, the Old Cathedral was destroyed in 1939 during the Soviet/Finnish War.