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. See Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) and all Messina has to offer by arranging your trip with our Messina itinerary planner .
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  • Are of Messina, but be the Cathedral at noon from the same emotion the first time! Beautiful, I recommend to all tourists.
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  • You can be in the city of the Strait without Bell hop astronomical? It would be a crime, don't do it!
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  • I had always talked about, but seeing this work attendance and the functioning of the astronomical clock, well, that's another story. Absolutely, for those with time and is located in Messina, must come, placed at 11.50 under the Bell Tower and wait until noon. Do not add more.
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  • It's a nice building, but nothing mind-blowing.
  • Beautiful clock! Unfortunately we didn't make it to see the 12 o'clock show.
  • Milion stars!!! Extra experience in my life. The largest "orologio" in the world :) 12:00 (at noon) you must be there :)
  • Absurd fascist-era clock tower, great views, bizarre noon mechanical show. Well worth seeing.
  • Wonderful! It is also possible to go up the tower. It does not cost much and the view from up there is stunning!

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