Čeligi tower, also known as Black tower, was part of the northern city wall and is the only preserved medieval tower of together six towers from this complex. It is one of the most beautifully preserved towers of this kind in Slovenia. The building got its name in 19th century by the famous Maribor brewers Tscheligi. It was also called Powder tower. Stone building was built in year 1460 – 1465, it is a traditional, completely medieval fortified building on a square floor plan. It was built in the framework of consolidation of the city wall. It is covered with steep quadrilateral roof. Its special value comes from the wooden ceiling and floor construction, which are still today preserved inside it. Tower represented important defence point of the wall, besides this function it also served as a torture tower. The tower is located in Gregorčičeva ulica and is today surrounded by newly constructed apartment houses. In the 18th century the first Maribor brewery was operating inside it. Despite all the additions on it through time, its original image is still visible. In year 1913 the tower still had, in its upper part, a set of holes for beams, but today not visible any more due to an inadequate restoration are. Most likely that was part of the remains of the former wooden defence gallery, which was around 3 meters high and was surrounding the tower on the outer side. The gallery was shaped as all typical galleries of medieval castle towers.
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Maribor is city in north-western part of Slovenia and is, after Ljubljana, second biggest city of the country. The city is cultural, university, economical, sport and fair center of this part of Slovenia. It is located next to the river Drava and is on the juncture of five regional units. [_Read more_]