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Burianova veža Horný Val, 010 01 Žilina
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Burian Tower

The Burian Tower stands in Žilina on Horný Val, near the parish church. Its fate is linked with the name of the owner of Strečno Castle, Burian Svetlovský, who served as the Mayor of Žilina from 1526-1529. The Tower used to serve as a bell tower, lookout tower, for protection against fires and for spotting arrival of enemies. It is currently accessible to the public in the form of 30 min. tours organised by the Tourist Information Office in Žilina.