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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  • Really beautiful piece of history with an amazing show at noon. If you are in messina then do not miss it. 
  • We unfortunately, didn't make it at the clock tower at noon, but the sight was wonderful. The stunning detail is a must see. The church in the square is a must see as well. Try to be there for noon, i...  more »
  • This is a Gizmo clock tower in the center of the city. Went around 11 pm, so visit the Cathedral before filling cafes on wait time. たくさんの人が集まってきたのでスタンバる。 12:00 just be bells start gizmo. About 10 minutes Shaw? That was interesting. It is regrettable, however, speaker sound is bad.
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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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