Manila Clock Tower – Manila, Philippines - Atlas Obscura

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Manila Clock Tower

This iconic clock tower is the largest in the Philippines.  

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Standing 100 feet tall and visible from all directions, especially when visiting the historic part of the city, the clock tower of Manila continues to serve its purpose since it was unveiled in 1930.

The clock tower, the largest in the Philippines, has a hexagonal shape and three red-faced clocks on its three facets. It’s illuminated at night serving as a focal point of reference for everyone.

There’s a bell in the tower that is rung three times a day—twice during break hours and at the end of the day to signify the close of business. A melody follows the bell, which also plays Christmas carols during the Christmas season.

The clock tower is considered the “Big Ben of the Philippines.”

Know Before You Go

Close to Lawton station of LRT 1 (metrorail). Visible when you are in the Luneta Park or at Intramuros.

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