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Cabot Tower, St. John's
(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Hike across Signal Hill to reach Cabot Tower, a historic fortress overlooking the ocean. The monument was built in 1898 to honor John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland 400 years before. The site had served as a military lookout point for centuries, and in 1902 Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless signal here. A museum inside the tower illustrates the evolution of communication in Canada. Climb up to the top level for views over the landscape, but dress warmly due to high winds. Nearby souvenir shops sell mementos of your visit. Put Cabot Tower at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. John's vacation generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • The grounds are currently under construction, so access was very limited. Nonetheless, it is a must-visit for its history and the views of St. John's. Quite spectacular. 
  • Access denied because of road construction - closed until December. Disappointed because this is definitely a "must see" place. It is walkable but is a long way up and the hill is very steep. Adding t...  more »
  • Cabot Tower is on the top of the highest point of Signal Hill. It's a large granite structure whose purpose was as a flag signal station. Later Marconi set up a wireless rig here. There are a lot of n...  more »
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  • Sitting atop Signal Hill, is Cabot tower. Very interesting history behind it and the guns. Worth the hike!
  • i never been there but i want to f*** it it sucks dont go there ever
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