Located on the far eastern side of Stradun is a 31-meter high city bell tower with a clock built in mid 15th century. In the beginning of the 16th century the bell tower got its famous guardians, two soldiers made of bronze – Baro and Maro. Because of their color local folk soon nicknamed them “the Dubrovnik green men”. The creator of Baro and Maro was Ivan Rabljanin, the most famous local caster of cannons and bells.
While it’s difficult to see them from the Stradun level, the original bronze statues with the old clock mechanism are actually located as an exhibition piece in the Rector’s Palace which is open for tourists and visitors.
The Dubrovnik green man strike the 2-tonne bell on the hour, repeating the strike after 3 minutes, and a single bell is heard every half hour.