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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  • The astronomic watch of Messina is the cornerstone of the Cathedral of Messina, was built in 1933 by a firm of Strasbourg, go and visit it every day at 12 o'clock and you will find a beautiful spectacle.
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  • This busy Piazza, whether the Cathedral is open or closed , has a dual attraction, the Bell Tower and it's Astronomical Clock. These special clocks always attract crowds and they are always interestin...  more »
  • What about ... a truly unique spectacle that every Maiden knows and nowadays rivede...al although we are inundated with gadgets you can't help but admire its splendor even though "mechanical". At 12:00 begin to move the various statues, the Rooster crows, the lion roars and finally the melody of Ave Maria by Schubert. If you come to Messina is a stage that definitely don't miss
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  • Ancient Astronomic Clock with beautiful progressions. It is really attractive.
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  • 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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