A place travelers can visit Leaning Tower of Pisa
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General description: Leaning Tower of PisaThe 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 Christendom.
109 Pictures: Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisaby Kamila in April 13
Leaning Tower of Pisaby Bernadette in May 13
Leaning Tower of Pisaby Ralph in May 12