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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  • The Bell Tower next to the Cathedral of Messina, is definitely one of the things having to admire, whether it goes to Messina. Renovated over time, because of various earthquakes, boasts of an astronomical clock, considered, the most complex in the world.
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  • To see and listen to the 12:00. Unexpected music, makes you smile, even though I find it inadequate. From the Bell Tower of the Cathedral and all Messina, oranges aside, might be on the other side of the Strait because it has nothing to do with Sicily. Elegant port city
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  • I wanted to call the art that is being lost because I realize that fewer and fewer we see in Italy of engineering works so fine precision and ingenuity we missed the taste of great to see moving pictures of the Bell Tower and think how can be great inventiveness of man
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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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