The City Guard in Osijek

The City Guard (Croatian: Zgrada Glavne straže) is the name of the building which formerly housed the city guard of Osijek, Croatia. It is located in Tvrđa.

The City Guard
Zgrada Glavne straže
Archaeological Museum in Osijek.jpg
Alternative namesGlavna straža
General information
Architectural styleBaroque
LocationOsijek, Croatia
AddressTrg Svetog Trojstva 2
Coordinates45°33′39″N 18°41′43″E / 45.56083°N 18.69528°E / 45.56083; 18.69528Coordinates: 45°33′39″N 18°41′43″E / 45.56083°N 18.69528°E / 45.56083; 18.69528
Current tenantsArchaeological Museum Osijek
Construction started1728
Completed1729
Opened1729; 293 years ago (1729)
Technical details
Floor count2

Today, the building houses the Archaeological Museum Osijek, a local museum focusing on the history of the city.

HistoryEdit

The structure was built from 1728 to 1729. It was recently renovated in 2006.[1]

DescriptionEdit

The building has 2 floors. Located on Holy Trinity Square, the facade of the City Guard building features a prominent arcade . The building also includes a bell tower with an attached terrace, from the top of which the entirety of Tvrđa is visible.

The building was renovated in 2006; during the renovation a steel-glass structure was also added, as designed by Branko Silađin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ive Mažuran, Grad i tvrđava Osijek Osijek, 2000 ISBN 953-6711-00-1