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Ghirlandina

Address: Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 57 Attractions in Modena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks

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Iasi, Romania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We climbed the tower to the top and we had a delighted view over Modena. Some information boards made us to understand the history of the tower.

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Haifa, Israel
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This tower, adjacent to the Cathedral, is Modena's symbol. It's 87m high & made of white marble. Since 1997 it's declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been restored till the end of 2011 & if you climb the stairs inside you can get a birds eye view of the red roofs of the city.

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Shanghai
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Unfortunately it is not always possible to climb up to the top. If it is opened it is worth to go and have a look at the city from the top.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a leaning tower. Worth a visit if in Modena. We had good views of old town from the top. Would recommend .

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Modena, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Ghirlandina is Modena's equivalent of the tower of Pisa. It's the campanary and the bells sound could be heard from everywwhere on the city centre. Nice to take a picture.

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22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This tower and history. When the Jewish had to leave Spain due to the very catholic king, the pope in Italy accepted them in Italy. The Jewish were brining knowledge of the medicine and other important information. This white tour remembers the tower in Sevilla but since it is smaller the name has been adapted to Ghirlandina. Great monument.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We climbed this tower when we went to Modena partly for some exercise, but mainly to see the view from above. The stairs were sturdy and easy to climb, with handrails all the way from top to bottom, so even people who aren't massively steady on their feet shouldn't struggle too much (although obviously the ascent can be tiring). The... More 

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

It is very nice white tower at Piazza Grande. It is one of trade marks of Modena. There is very comfortable cafe with view to Ghirlandina tower.

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Subotica, Serbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Magnificent Tower in Modena constructed from white stone on Piazza Grande. It is certainly one of the trade marks of Modena. It is currently under reconstruction but its beauty is still there.

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Modena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

In the heart of the town, visible from all the surroundings, this beautiful tower stands besides the Duomo

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