15 leaning towers in Italy and in the world!

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Leaning Tower does not mean only Pisa: although that of Piazza dei Miracoli is one of the most famous leaning towers in the world, there are other towers that fear for their slope and which are subject to continuous surveillance and interventions to limit bending. Let's discover 15 leaning towers in Italy and around the world.

Index

  1. Tiger Hill Pagoda, China
  2. Leaning Tower of Nevyansk, Russia
  3. Tower of Pisa, Italy
  4. Suurhusen Tower, Germany
  5. Tower of Kilmacduagh Monastery, Ireland
  6. Torre degli Asinelli, Italy
  7. Tower of San Pietro in Castello, Italy
  8. Greyfriars Tower, United Kingdom
  9. Temple Church, United Kingdom
  10. Oldehove Tower, Holland
  11. Bell tower of the Old Church, Holland
  12. Bell tower of San Michele degli Scalzi, Italy
  13. Tower of Caerphilly Castle, UK
  14. Big Ben, United Kingdom
  15. Torun Tower, Poland
  16. User questions and comments

1 - Tiger Hill Pagoda, China

  • Where it is: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Slope: 3 °
  • Info and Curiosity: built in 961, this brick pagoda is tall 47,3 meters and weighs about 7.000 tons. About 60 years ago, the first slope containment works began.

2 - Leaning Tower of Nevyansk, Russia



  • Where it is: Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
  • Slope: 3 °
  • Info and Curiosity: built in the th century, it is high 57,5 meters with a base of 9,5. A legend tells that the inclination of the tower was an idea of ​​the architect, which however is unknown.

3 - Tower of Pisa, Italy



  • Where it is: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
  • Slope: 4,8 °
  • Info and Curiosity: and here we are at the infamous leaning tower of Pisa, the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta located in Square of Miracles (Piazza del Duomo). High 56 meters, weighs approx 14.500 tons. Its construction began in 1173. The tower of Pisa is the symbol of the city.

4 - Suurhusen Tower, Germany

  • Where it is: Suurhusen, Ostfriesland, Germany
  • Slope: 5,19 °
  • Info and Curiosity: until 2010 this was the most leaning tower in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The tower belongs to a church built in the thirteenth century, although it was added only in 1450. In 1996 some engineers managed to stabilize the structure.

5 - Tower of Kilmacduagh Monastery, Ireland

  • Where it is: Gort, Country Galway, Ireland
  • Slope: n / a
  • Info and Curiosity: the rounded tower belongs to a monastery in ruins. Its construction dates back to the th century and the tower served as a bell tower, watchtower, treasury and place of refuge.

6 - Torre degli Asinelli, Italy

  • Where it is: Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
  • Slope: 1,3 °
  • Info and Curiosity: here we are again in Italy, with one of the two symbolic towers of the city of Bologna: the asinelli tower. 97,20 meters high, can be walked up to the top by ben 498 steps.

7 - Tower of San Pietro in Castello, Italy

  • Where it is: Venice, Veneto, Italy
  • Slope: n / a
  • Info and Curiosity: Venice also has its leaning tower: it is the tower of San Pietro in Castello. The phenomenon is caused by age and waterlogged soil. The bell tower was built in the 1463.

8 - Greyfriars Tower, United Kingdom

  • Where it is: Norfolk, England
  • Slope: 1 °
  • Info and Curiosity: Greyfriars is a ancient Franciscan convent of which the tower survives and little else. A, t 28 meters, the tower leans 1 degree.

9 - Temple Church, United Kingdom

  • Where it is: Redcliffe, Bristol, England
  • Slope: n / a
  • Info and Curiosity: let's stay in the United Kingdom, or rather England, but let's move to Bristol. There is the so-called "Temple Church", built on the ancient remains of a church of the Knights Templar. The church has been the victim of heavy bombing over the centuries. The tower was built between 1441 and 1460.

10 - Oldehove Tower, Holland

  • Where it is: Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Slope: 2 °
  • Info and Curiosity: the tower belongs to a medieval church and is in the Gothic style. The construction of the tower began in 1529 e it started to tilt right away. The church was later destroyed, while the tower still stands.

11 - Bell tower of the Old Church, Holland



  • Where it is: Delft, Netherlands
  • Slope: n / a
  • Info and Curiosity: the bell tower of the "Old church"of Delft is high well 75 meters. Built on Flemish models, the bell tower is very characteristic for the city. The first church built in this place dates back to the year 1.000.

12 - Bell tower of San Michele degli Scalzi, Italy

  • Where it is: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
  • Slope: 5 °
  • Info and Curiosity: Pisa has not only the famous leaning tower of Piazza dei Miracoli: in Piazza San Michele degli Scalzi there is aancient church in Romanesque style, with the unfinished facade. The bell tower is even more inclined than that of the tower of Pisa.

13 - Tower of Caerphilly Castle, UK

  • Where it is: Caerphilly, Wales
  • Slope: n / a
  • Info and Curiosity: this is one of most famous fortified castles in the world, also repeated many times in movies and in TV series and built from 1268. Presents numerous towers, one of which is particularly pending, even if not completely intact.

14 - Big Ben, United Kingdom

  • Where it is: London, England
  • Slope: 0,3 °
  • Info and Curiosity: Big Ben is a true symbol of London. This is the largest bell in the tower clock Westminster palace, in the northeast corner. Also known as the "Clock Tower", it is 96 meters high and has only a slight slope for now ... who knows in the future!

15 - Tower of Torun, Poland

  • Where it is: Torun, Kuyavian-Pomerania, Poland
  • Slope: n / a
  • Info and Curiosity: the leaning tower of Torun is part of the walls of the Polish town. It was built between the th and th centuries, and the top is moved 1,5 meters from the center of the base.

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