DID YOU KNOW?
ABOUT PISA TOWER
THE LEANING TOWER
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower located in in Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, Italy.
Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The tower is famous for its unintended tilt which makes it look as if it is about to fall over. The tilt is caused by the soft ground on which the tower was built.
The tower was built between 1173 and 1372 and was originally intended to stand upright. However, during the construction process, it began to lean due to the unstable ground. Several attempts were made to correct the lean but were unsuccessful until a team of engineers and architects carried out restoration work between 1990 and 2001 to stabilize the tower in the current 5,5 degrees.
The tower has eight floors and stands at around 58 meters tall. It is made of white marble and is a popular tourist attraction.
Visitors can climb the tower’s stairs to reach the top, where they can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city of Pisa.
The tower is also surrounded by other beautiful buildings, including the Cathedral of Pisa, the Baptistery and the Cemetery.