Catch It Before It Falls!

Amazing Europe | | January 26, 2010 at 12:05 am


Fill your pocket with money and pack you bags before you miss the chance to see world’s best leaning towers!

If you think that there is only one leaning tower, leaning tower of Pisa, then you need to update your general knowledge. There are many leaning towers on this earth and we are going to tell you best five out of them which you should go and visit.

1. The Leaning Tower of San Pietro di Castello, Venice, Italy

Venice is known as ‘city of bridges’, ‘city of canals’, ‘city of water’ and much more! Most of the people describe it has the most romantic city in Europe. And in one of the famous landmark is Leaning Tower of San Pietro di Castello. The captivating tower is leaning down from one side because of the waterlogged soil. Bell tower gives the most photogenic pictures which will make your friends and family jealous!

Leaning Tower of San Pietro di Castello

2. Tower of the Milices, Rome, Italy

Another tower in our list is from Italy again, the Tower of the Milices or the Torre delle Milizie. The tower has very interesting story behind it. In 1200 the tower was built and its not leaning because of waterlogged in soil but earthquake! In 1348 an earthquake was recorded because of which the top level of the tower collapsed, making the tower tilt in 1.48 degree in the northeast direction. After that incident till today, each year, the tower is leaning a degree by degree.

Tower of the Milices

3. Temple Church, Bristol, England

As the name describes it, temple church but it’s actually neither of two! The tower was constructed during 1460 and was damaged, badly, during World War II. The tower from that period is leaning approximately five feet but the experts assure that there is danger no from it. It’s in such a condition which cannot be repaired but is under English Heritage observatory.

Temple Church, Bristol, England

4. Oude Kerk, Delft, the Netherlands

Known as Old Church by the locals but is an interesting landmark as leaning tower. The tower bell itself weights about nine tons and the tower is still surviving standing or rather leaning, wooing the tourists by its shocking lean about 6.5 feet away from the present axis.

Oude Kerk, Delft

5. Nevyansk Falling Tower, Sverdlovsk, Russia

Russia also has a leaning tower known to be a treasure box as gold and silver was found hidden in its chimney. It also records leaning seven feet outwards which even gives a good fight to Oude Kerk in Netherlands!
These are few towers, which will startle you by its still surviving factor, and great towers to click photos with. Who knows when they will crash down, so get your bags packed before you miss chance to click photos with these magnificent leaning towers!

Nevyansk Falling Tower

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  1. Xabi says:

    This is what I call architecture! what creativity people used to have in olden times :)

  2. Zavier says:

    How can people make such buildings? And its intact till date!

  3. Aroma says:

    This can’t be done by any normal architectures. Their mind will definitely be sharp and best in calculation.

  4. Bryan says:

    Rome, Italy, Venice etc. all these places are famous for its leaning buildings only.

  5. Cassie says:

    Truly said, catch it before it falls. I mean whenever you will be in building there will be a sigh of fear within of building collapsing at any point of time.

  6. Dawson says:

    What about leaning tower of Pisa! The most famous all over the world.

  7. Ed says:

    People might be aware of Pisa only, this article also describes a summary of their history which is appreciated.

  8. Fiona says:

    Seriously classy buildings! Just imagine if the whole world architecture would be leaning!

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