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Bantay Bell Tower, Vigan
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Adjacent to Bantay Church, Bantay Bell Tower served as a watchtower for centuries, protecting against pirates and robbers since 1591. The Neo-Gothic tower stands out with its vibrant red brick color and use of clay. Although the steep stairs will likely leave you breathless, you'll find a piece of history at the top, in the form of the old bells locals used to ring to alarm the village in case of emergency. Surely, the vista of the deep blue South China Sea, mountains, green valleys, and the small village of bundled white houses will make all your aches seem worth it. Plan your Bantay Bell Tower visit and explore what else you can see and do in Vigan using our Vigan itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Couple of minutes tricycle ride (20P) from the downtown Plaza and adjacent to San Augustine Church. Need to register for entry and donation is recommended. Average fitness levels required to walk stai...  more »
  • climbing the tower will make you sweaty and exhausted but a relief when you reach the top, The view was mesmerizing, i suggest on bringing extra clothes with you and plenty of water. 
  • The bell tower was rung during the last war then it had 6 bells now only 4, one bell has a bullet hole through it, when the 6 bells were rung they were heard about 20 miles away. to climb to top there...  more »
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  • Wonderful view! Although only a few people can enter the top part at a time, for safety and stuff :)
  • Great views amazing place!... Best shot during sunset...
  • Great place for some pics
  • The view at the top of the bell tower during dawn is amazing.
  • I love the view from the top. It's just amazing because you can almost see the whole Vigan and Bantay.