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Bantay Bell Tower, Vigan

Categories: Observation Decks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is not memorable, but it's to see. It is customary to make a gift of some penny. Ok.
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  • Bantay bell tower is beautiful even it was made many years ago the beauty of the tower is still well-maintained. If i was given a chance to visit these place again i will go for the opportunity. 
  • This tower was nice, it was made many years ago. The view and the ambiance was relaxing , beside this was a church, the language they uses to share their gospel was "ilokano" if I'm not mistaken. This...  read more »
  • I love the view from the top. It's just amazing because you can almost see the whole Vigan and Bantay.
  • Nice historic place to visit. Expect to donate money for maintenance at registration area
  • The tower is a historic treasure. For those who like historic sites and places this bell tower should not be missed. At over 4 centuries old, you can still climb to the top and see an amazing view for miles around. Amazing how this structure was put together and original structure is still strong!
  • I miss this place.
  • Locals will take pictures for you.
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