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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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  • Our tour included the Bantay Bell Tower among the list of sites we will visit. It was still in the mid-morning, so the angle of the sun is really on our side as we took pictures. 
  • VIGAN itself so no sights. Walking in hot weather it was go in 15 minutes on foot and headed out. So headed to the Tower from the exit, but it was like taking the admission into Association beginning in a different eventually got through free of charge. Addicted to the good tourist spots. Just as it was.
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  • It was a good place. We had a long travel. But my eyes, our eyes rather were really satisfied! Try Ilocos! 
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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.