The town tower is located in the northwestern part of the town of Cres. The picturesque Venetian tower has a circular floor plan. It is the only tower that has been completely preserved from the original four towers and the defensive walls that once surrounded and protected the city.
The town tower was a part of the wall that was built at the beginning of the 16th century, during the rule of the Venetian Republic. The wall protected the city from all four sides, while four round towers stood at the corners, two on the land and two on the sea side of the wall. The tower was located at the highest point of the walls and served as a security facility to control enemy incursions from inside the island of Cres. It was built on a rock of large hewn stone stones, which were also used in the construction of the walls. The defense tower had three floors, which have been preserved to this day. There is a viewing platform at the top, which offers a wonderful view of the old town of Cres and the surrounding area. The tower was renovated several times in the 20th century. With the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797 and the arrival of Austrian rule, the defensive ring around the city gradually collapsed, leaving only the corner tower and the monumental city gate on the current promenade in the old town.
The walls either became part of the city or served as building material for the construction of roads, palaces and promenades. Today, the tower is the only witness that there used to be a defensive wall around the city. The tower offers a unique view of the old roofs and the harbor as well as the endless rows of olive trees.