Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), Messina

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As both a current and historical art piece and functional device, Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) offers quite the show at noon every day. At that time, the belfry’s mechanically-animated statues illustrate events from the civil and religious history of the city. Constructed in 1933 in Strasbourg, this clock measures up as perhaps the largest of its kind in the world. Repairs of such a complex machine proved quite expensive, and the bell tower no longer creates the sound in the original, mechanical way. You can climb the steps and understand more about the mechanism. Signs are in English. Show up early if you’d like to sit during the show. Put Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) and other Messina attractions into our Messina travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A magnificent belfry (bell tower) 60 meters high, with moving golden statues. If you go to the piazza and look up to the large Campanile, the hour is marked by the largest and most complex mechanical ...  more »
  • Last Wednesday before noon I arrived in front of the Cathedral to savor the spectacle of the hours 12....al lion's roar is the fun started ... ... must see ... If you are in the area at that time. .. don't reveal more ... ... go there ....
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  • and to see even if ancient highlights a significant mechanism in the view from the balcony and breathtaking and even to see the Cathedral treasure
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  • Ancient Astronomic Clock with beautiful progressions. It is really attractive.
  • Excellent!
  • Go there at noon ... you will be amazed. Thrilling spectacle that lasts about 12 minutes. PS: here do end, wait for 12:15 to watch the window with the statue of death that marks the time on the child, the boy's senior citizen
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  • Piazza immaculate place of pilgrimage. Sin be kinda hidden by vegetation just a little shrewd curated by administration
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  • The Bell Tower of the Cathedral of Messina with its famous astronomical clock is a true masterpiece. Be located at 12:00 in the square to observe the mechanical movement and sounds of several statues (Lion, gallo, etc.) is exciting and interesting at the same time.
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