Uskoški Stolp — One of the Oldest Towers in the Country Is Restored
In the settlement of Črneča (the Community of Kostanjevica na Krki), one of the oldest towers in the country—Uskoški Stolp—is being restored. A cultural monument of national importance, the only watchtower in the country, was built at the end of the 15th century during the era of the Ottoman Turks expansion. The ringing of the bell on the tower sounded daily for various reasons, including warning of the impending danger.
In the near future, it is planned to open a museum room, to build stairs up to the bell and to install a telescope in the tower.
The project documentation for the restoration of the tower was issued in 2012. The repair and restoration work began in 2015. Over 3 years, the major repairs have been carried out from renovation of foundation and walls to replacement of the roof, improvement of the adjacent territory, installation of benches and parking equipment. The work budget was about 100,000 euros. The tower will open for visitors as early as May 2018.