Campanile (Sather Tower)

Scenic Lookout, History Museum, Quad
Campanile Esplanade
Berkeley, CA 94709


  • The Campanile was built in 1914 and stands 307 feet tall, making it the third tallest bell and clocktower in the world. Take a tour and travel up 200 feet to the observation platform. What a view!
  • The Campanile is home to the 10,500 pound Great Bear Bell, which has the image of young bears and the constellation Ursa Major. The bell tolls on the hour and was a gift of Evelyn and Jerry Chambers.
  • it's worth the $3 ticket to ride 7 floors to the top- especially if you're list on campus
  • Go to the top, see the view, take photos, and enjoy!
  • The marble bench just outside the door is dedicated to Californians who died in World War 1
  • This is one of the best lookout points in the Bay Area. Ask the elevator operator what goes on/went on on all the floors you are might find it fascinating!
  • $2 is SO worth it to go to the top of the tower and see the amazing views of Berkeley, the Bay, and San Francisco!!!
  • Iconic. A must see when you stop at Cal
  • Wander the campus.. Another great daytime activity.
  • Rispetto al Campanile di San Marco (Venice) qua sali con l'ascensore hahaha
  • Beautiful views from up top. You can see for miles.
  • Nice view and free for students!
  • 3 dollars if you don't go to Berkeley!
  • UC
  • Site of Homecoming Headquarters. Information booth is across the street from South Hall. Open Friday 9 am-5 pm and Saturday 8 am - 5 pm.
  • The Campanile is probably Cal's most recognizable location. During Big Game week it is light up with different projections bring school pride and spirit to the campus. It's also taller than Stanfurds!
  • 45 minute professional carillon concert every Sunday at 2 pm. Little known fact: Printed programs at door.
  • Get to the top between 12 and 12:10 Monday-Saturday to experience the carillon played live. You can see the carillonist playing the keyboards with hands and feet!

Nearby places

2495 Bancroft Way (at Sather Ln)
2300 College Ave (at Bancroft Way)