General description for Leaning Tower of Pisa
| on Oct 6, 2011 2:09:39 PM | written by I-shalein
The Leaning Tower of Pisa was beset with difficulties right from the beginning which caused it to start leaning. Now tourists flock to Pisa to take a photograph of themselves holding
the tower up.
Pisa Cathedral and its leaning Bell Tower
The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built as the bell tower for the adjacent Pisa Cathedral. It is 58m high and leans at an angle of 3.97 degrees. It is built from white Carrara marble and holds 7
bells, one for each note in the musical scale. Construction stated in 1173 but met many challenges due to its location on the edge of an ancient dock. It's slant however has gotten Pisa listed as a
UNESCO world heritage site.
Visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Opening hours vary. The minimum time it is open is: 10am - 5pm.
Tickets cost €15 with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of the buildings.
Tip: While you're in Pisa visit the Cathedral and Baptistry too. They are very beautiful and not so famous which means the queues are shorter! The Baptistry is the biggest in