Breathtaking Views from UC Berkeley’s Campanile

I am currently nose to the grindstone with end-of-semester deadlines rapidly approaching, so I will keep this month’s post short and sweet!

The Campanile, or Sather Tower, is perhaps the most iconic landmark on U.C. Berkeley’s campus. The Campanile, built in 1914, is third-tallest bell and clocktower in the world. It can be seen and heard far beyond the university campus.


What you may not know, however, is that the Campanile is open to students and public visitors alike. For just $2 (Cal students get in free), you can take an elevator to the tower’s 200-foot-high observation platform and enjoy spectacular views across the San Francisco Bay.

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Sather Tower, University of California at Berkeley


  • $2 for the public
  • $1 for seniors, Cal Alumni Association Members, and visits 17 and under
  • Free for Cal students, faculty, staff and children under 3.


  • Monday-Friday: 10:00 am-3:45 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am-4:45 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am-1:30 pm and 3:00 pm-4:45 pm

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