Interesting facts about the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in the city of Pisa (Italy). She became famous and got her name from the fact that she is tilted and the feeling that she is falling. The creator of the project remained unknown, but the architects of the tower were Bonnano Pisano and Wilhelm von Innsbruck. The tower took a long time to build, construction began in 1173 and ended in 1360. The white marble tower has 294 steps. Its height is 56.7 meters from the high side. At one time it was believed that the tilt of the tower was part of the design, but today many people say that this is unlikely, since the architect mistakenly drew the design of the tower. When the tower was being built in 1178, after the construction of the third floor, the tower began to tilt. The tower weighs about 14, 454 tons.

The tower has eight floors.

The tower has seven bells, all of which have a musical scale. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most stunning bell towers in Europe.

The tower tilts 7-10 millimeters more every year.

Today, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a world landmark, not only Italian. Many people believe that the tower is a separate attraction, but in fact it is part of the ensemble of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.

Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa and he used the Leaning Tower of Pisa for experiments. For example, from the very last floor he threw objects, thereby wanting to prove that the speed of the fall does not depend in any way on the weight of the falling body.

Also inside the tower there are several tombs of famous figures, such as Henry VII.

By the way, in the USA, in the suburb of Chicago, a tower of the exact copy of the Leaning Tower of Pisa was built, only it is water-driven and 1/2 in comparison with the Leaning Tower.

Many tourists come to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The pleasure costs about 10 euros. But visits to the tower are limited.