Leaning Tower Of Pisa

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  • Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39050-835011
  • Ticket Price: 18 EUR
  • Tags: Landmark, Tower, Architecture , Observation Deck

Leaning Tower Of Pisa - Review

A part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the wonders of the world and an architectural anomaly, welcome to the Leaning Tower of Pisa! The Tower or La Torre pendent di Pisa as it’s locally known, has captured the hearts and imaginations of people all across the globe. Its 3.97 degree tilt has resulted in this freestanding bell tower being one of the most recognizable structures on the planet. You’ll remember seeing this tower in countless movies, cartoons and postcards. In fact, its image appears in many, if not most, cases when Italy is alluded to. 

It all started in 1172, when the first few stones were purchased. The true architect of the tower is debatable and this confusion isn’t surprising since it took more than three centuries to build it. Construction started in 1173 but by 1178, the tower’s weak 3 meter deep foundation started to give way and one side began to sink into the soft, marshy soil. Due to the constant wars Pisa was engaged in with its neighbors, construction stopped for the next hundred years. After construction resumed, it had to halt yet again due to the Battle of Meloria. It was finally complete in 1372. 14,500 tons of white marble, spanning 8 stories all styled in Gothic and Romanesque designs finally stood proudly, albeit at an angle.

This tower is a third of Pisa’s Cathedral Complex, and the entire square was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987. The tower itself has seen war as well as scientific developments, making it a symbol of Italy- both old and new. In a quirky twist, the battles that caused the construction to cease, saved the building as it allowed the weak sub soil to settle, before the other stories were added. This may be the first instance where war has done some good! The tower is also the point from where Galileo conducted numerous scientific experiments.  During the Second World War, German troops used the tower as a look out but were discovered by the American troops. In what probably seemed like an actual miracle, the Germans were left untouched, because the beauty of the tower stopped the Americans from destroying it! 

Today, thousands are drawn to the beautiful seaside town of Pisa just to see this tower in real life. You can rent a tandem bike and cycle around the square, while families and friends lounge on the lush grasses. It’s become a tradition to take a picture pretending to push over or hold up the tower and as clichéd as that is, it’s still fun!  Climb up the tower and divide your time trying to hike up and stop yourself from falling over during the same climb! If you’re able to get to the top, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view of the entire area. You can also visit the nearby museum and then enjoy a delicious meal at one of the nearby restaurants, while the tower lights up and glows against the night sky.

Leaning Tower Of Pisa Information

  • You can arrange for a guided tour of Pisa, which will include the entire cathedral square.
  • Street vendors will provide you an enormous range of trinkets and items to commemorate your visit.
  • Visit the museum next to the tower to bite into a slice of Italian history.
  • The tower lights up at night, making it a perfect photo opportunity.
  • Carry water as it gets quite hot during the summer months.
  • It’s extremely crowded in the square, so be prepared.
  • The walk up the tower is quite exhausting so be prepared for that as well.

Leaning Tower Of Pisa Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the Leaning Tower is either 15€, or 17€ if you reserve a timed slot in advance. Children 7 and under are not permitted.

Leaning Tower Of Pisa Opening and Closing Hours

  • Timings vary according to the season.

How To reach Leaning Tower Of Pisa by Public Transport

  • Bus numbers 21 and 4
  • The train station is also nearby.

Restaurants Near Leaning Tower Of Pisa

  • Il Toscana (Italian/Moderate)
  • Le Repubbliche Marinare (Seafood, Italian)
  • Osteria Bernardo (American)
  • Osteriadei Cavalieri (Italian/Expensive)
  • Ristoro Al VecchioTeatro (Italian/Moderate)

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  • Leaning Tower Of Pisa Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy
  • Leaning Tower Of Pisa Contact Number: +39050-835011
  • Leaning Tower Of Pisa Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Leaning Tower Of Pisa Price: 18 EUR
  • Best time to visit Leaning Tower Of Pisa(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
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  • 95% of people who visit Pisa include Leaning Tower Of Pisa in their plan

  • 43.94% of people start their Leaning Tower Of Pisa visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Leaning Tower Of Pisa

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Leaning Tower Of Pisa, Pisa Reviews

  • Unbelievable, was truly impressed when you look at the construction and detail of the tower. Especially the difference in the columns and stones...look at the different colors and imagine what it took to make them and arrange them (stones) to make them make patterns symmetrically. But the leaning tower was just the beginning. As you start to look at the other structures it is simply astounding when you look at the details and size of these buildings. Truly awesome craftsmanship. Appreciate the detail and beauty then imagine the skill to design to build these truly incredible structures.

  • Simply an amazing sight to behold when entering the grounds where it is situated. Its absolutely amazing to see when you first lay eyes on it. Its an absolutely amazing piece of structural marvel. Its simply breathtaking and enjoyable to visit. You must book a tour guide to get the full experience and history of the region where it's situated. Prepare yourself when you walk up to the top, as its a steep climb. A really enjoyable experience.

  • Beautiful place! Great place to sit on the grass and relax for a bit while enjoying the view. Also you can get some very good photographs taken in different poses 😂. Plus the souvenir shops here are dirt cheap. You can get souvenirs of various different cities of Italy at a cheaper rate here. There are also many restaurants outside. My recommendation would be to visit here after 18:00 when most of the crowd is gone.

  • I couldn't wait to visit it one day. And it finally happened. It's a beautiful very well maintained square with this magnificent tower. Words cannot explain, one must see with his own eyes. Definitely worth visiting. Also there's a drinkable water fountain in the square so getting thirsty is not an issue.

  • It's the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Enough said? No! Not quite! Walk the walls of Pisa to get a great view of the tower and avoid all the tourists taking the stereotypical pictures holding up the tower or pushing it over. While you're on the wall, look for the two big white anchors that were used to hold up the tower while they tried to fix the foundation. The big white anchors are NOT labeled in anyway, but you can see them from the wall. Note the big counterweights on their bases. Also notice how the top of the leaning tower is cockeyed from the rest of the tower due to an earlier attempt to stabilize it a bit and prevent collapse. Cost is 3E to walk the walls and you can walk from the Piazza nearly to the other end of the walls and get a view of the rest of the city and the university too.

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