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Bantay Bell Tower, Vigan

(4.3/5 based on 280+ 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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  • I am giving this centuries old Augustinian Bell Tower a 4... with reservations. There is a bit of safety concern here specially if you have poor eyesight and old like me. The wooden steps going 'round...  more »
  • more beautiful from the outside than from the inside, the view from the top n is not very famous but a little exercise...
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  • The Bell Tower of the Church of St. Augustine (Church of our Lady of mercy) is located on the Hill and at the time of the first settlers at the same time served as a watchtower. At the top of the Bell Tower you can climb up to admire the surroundings.
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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.