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  The Five Heads
by Imaniac

Favorite thing: One of the towers from the first city walls is called The Five Heads. It's not the official name, (it's official name was the 3 Pigeons) but it was called that way ever since there was an execution in 1638. The heads of 5 men who were executed on account of treason, were on display on top of this tower, hence the name. This tower was built in 1516 as a minor addition to the city walls.

It's the first tower in front of Hell's Gate. You can climb the stairs to get on top of it.

Fondest memory: If you climb the stairs and go to the top, you'll see an old canon. This was quite a surprise to me, as it wasn't visable from the ground.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 8, 2004
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