Campanile Memorial in Port Elizabeth Central, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape
Public invited to view reconditioned Campanile Bells
The Campanile Memorial is a tall red brick structure and the name means Bell Tower in Italian. It was built in honour of the 1820 British Settlers. The memorial can be found at the entrance of the railway station and the harbour, at the very spot the settlers set foot in the country. From its observation room a visitor is offered a spectacular view of the harbour and the surrounding area. The bells can be heard 3 times a day. The Campanile memorial was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 12 May 1989. It is advisable to visit this memorial in a group.
- The Architects were Jones and McWilliams
- Has a Chiming clock
- It's Height is 53.5m
- Has the largest carillon of bells in the country
- Has an Observation room
- Is a Red brick tower
- Has a staircase with 204 steps
Art Route 67
Free tours leave from this memorial every Friday at 13h00, but booking is essential.
Tuesday to Saturdays: 9h00-12H00 and 13h30-14h00
Sundays: 09h00 -12h00 and 13h30-15h00
The memorial has been closed for repairs. Please call the numbers provided on this site before your visit.
Free will donations
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