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Duomo di Messina, Messina

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Duomo di Messina is a Sicilian Norman cathedral dating from 1500, with a notable bell tower and clock. At noon, figures and statues move on the cathedral's tower. After suffering earthquakes and damage from World War II, the interior has been almost completely restored. Be sure to check out the painted ceiling and the 16,000-pipe organ. Make Duomo di Messina a part of your Messina vacation plans using our Messina tourist route planner.
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  • The Cathedral of Messina collects in the aisles of the sculptures and paintings. Fully painted and paneled Roof worked makes this a unique Cathedral. 12 hours and at midnight you must witness the movement of the statues and astronomical clock mechanism.
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  • I believe that the Cathedral of Messina is a monument of absolute quality and uniqueness that is not sufficiently publicized. Watch the "Awakening" synchronized to all characters and symbols of the city placed in his Tower, hear the lion roar etc. would think of a contemporary mechanization, instead is the result of a creative genius. An experience you never forget. Try it for yourself!
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  • with the mechanical clock that high noon every day, moving statues and floats. Many people from all over the world, they look enthralled with the upturned nose, too bad it's very difficult to find parking near, report in advance waiting for someone to leave hoping some bar nearby has tickets for the staging, it happened to me that the few bars and tobacco sites around were lacking.
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  • An amazing building with some amazingly detailed art pieces! It's the place surrounded with a lot of bars and restaurants. It's nearby city center, with multiple stores near it! Don't miss to see the clock tower at 12:00(Afternoon). It's an amazing sight to see all the sculptures inside it move accordingly. Have fun!✌
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  • At 12 hours of every day of the week, renewed what Messina called "tool". A feast for the eyes and an indescribable feeling. The Tower comes to life in a succession of sounds to end with a Hail Mary that enchants the soul
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  • Access to the astronomical clock at 4 €, while the ticket + Clock Museum € 6, no reductions because the management is private. The Bell Tower is beautiful, on each floor describes the specific animation that shows, in multiple languages. At noon, the show is a delight! The animation between Lions roaring, shrieking roosters, Madonnas and saints churches, lasts ten minutes between everything. As for the Cathedral is divided into three naves, beautiful decorated wooden ceiling with exposed. Along the walls just statues, no fresco. Spectacular mosaic behind the altar. Objectionable mosaic side lighting with a machine, for € 1 for two minutes of light. Very difficult to park near the Cathedral: a few car parks and there are hardly any free.
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  • A beautiful place with a beautiful view of the Cathedral... This must attend 12 hours to see the campanile come alive on all the steps! Otherwise, every hour, there's a "very" small animation!
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