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Cabot Tower, St. John's

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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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  • We often go to this free tourist site. See the colorful city of St. John's with a view of the narrows and harbour also a view of Cape Spear. Keep in mind St. John's is the windiest city. Get a shoppin...  more »
  • You can see the whole city lit up at night and in the day you can visit the inside and all the history. Visiting the oldest city in North America is amazing. 
  • Great views of St. John's and area on a clear day. Nice views at night. Super walking trail around Signal Hill. 
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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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