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Amazing views across Bay to San Francisco

A must do when in Berkeley. Take the lift up to the observation platform for panoramic 360 degree... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
JeremyS588
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London, United Kingdom
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Top of the campus

The tower is elegant, a view by itself. For a few dollars, you can take the elevator and ascend to... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

A must do when in Berkeley. Take the lift up to the observation platform for panoramic 360 degree views. Only $4 too.

Thank JeremyS588
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The tower is elegant, a view by itself. For a few dollars, you can take the elevator and ascend to the top. UC Berkeley campus and part of the Bay Area are below you, including the Bay Bridge and even the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Reviewed 26 September 2018

You can take an elevator to the top of the campanile, as we call it, and get an amazing view of Berkeley and the Bay Area.

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

A great place to visit - a nice town and the university campus is really interesting to walk around. So large that they even have their own university police force! The Sather Tower is well worth a visit, with some great views from the top.

Thank William A
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This was a great experience to ride the elevator to the top and view campus without walking the entire campus. Cost was $4 for a non-student, and they were open on Labor Day.

Thank Bruce N
Reviewed 30 August 2018

If you are in Berkeley, it is worth visiting Sather Tower. You will get a great view of the campus, downtown and SFO on a bright day.

Thank suhruthu
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Sather tower also known as the Campanile tower at Berkeley is visible for miles. It is the third tallest bell (23 bells) and clock tower in the world. You can see the whole Bay Area on top of its view deck. It's not free but...More

Thank Renato L
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Sather Tower sits within Campanile Esplanade on the Berkeley Campus. Beautiful trees and view! Definitely worth visiting if you are nearby.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

One can't visit the UC Berkeley campus without taking a trip up the Campanile tower. Also lovely to hear the carillon play at 8:00 and 6:00.

Thank mdepalma57
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We took a tour of the campus, took a few minutes to use the bathroom and walk around before going up. The cost is $4 per adult, and if you have any bags, you must check them (I believe it was free, but didn't have...More

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Yes they check all bigger bags (larger than a purse). The volunteer r student worker will check it, some friends checked all their their bag to England.
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There are parking areas that are around the campus. Some of the meters on the street allow up to 8 hours parking for a reasonable charge. One would need to walk to the tower. It would take about 20 minutes to half hour... More
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