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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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  • Personally I was surprised by the visit of the Cathedral. I knew little about this church so once I was amazed.
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  • Various disasters, particularly earthquakes, struck several times over the centuries, the town, damaging or destroying the monuments. No exception to the rule the Bell Tower of the Cathedral, built in Norman times. About 60 meters, shaped like a tower with cusp roof, lightened on all sides by couples of mullioned Windows with round arch, contains a magnificent animated watch, mechanical gem, commissioned by Archbishop Angelo Paino at Ungerer in Strasbourg in 1933. This system is considered the largest and most complex mechanical clock and astronomical in the world.
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  • A busy Piazza awaits those who come to visit the Cathedral in the heart of Messina. We were only able to enjoy the exterior, it was closed at the time we were there. Usually we have better luck. But t...  more »
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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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