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The Watch Tower

The Watch Tower

The only remaining part of the former town hall from the 14th c. After many renovations and reconstructions, the town hall was eventually taken down in 1834-38. Only the Gothic tower was left untouched, over time becoming one of the most recognizable objects in Harran. Adorned with bas-reliefs of exceptional beauty depicting faces of women – personifications of the city of Harran. It has always served as a bell tower: in older times it warned citizens of approaching enemies, today it rings at every sunrise and sunset.