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The center of Veli Lošinj with a small bay full of boats. Interesting colorful buildings, cafes, restaurants and taverns with indigenous delicacies, the center of Veli Lošinj becomes the real entertainment center for all generations during different events through the year.
Our webcam provides you, except the center of Veli Lošinj, the view to the freestanding circular Tower which was built in the 15th century, during the first decades of Venetian domination over the eastern Adriatic coast. With thick walls, small openings, and a relatively low in height to withstand cannon fire from the enemy ships, it was defending the inhabitants of Veli Lošinj against pirate raids. It was thoroughly restored at the end of 20th century with new wooden construction between floors, wooden stairs and the roof. Eventually, the Tower was established as a museum and a gallery.
Since its opening as the Tower Museum-Gallery in 2001, this valuable cultural monument has again become a significant part of the life of Veli Lošinj. There is a replica of the Apoxyomenos, the ancient bronze statue, 192 cm tall, that was recovered from sea near Lošinj Island in 1999. Except for Apoxyomenos, there are many exhibits and photographs in Kula gallery depicting rich naval history of Lošinj Island.