Reloj Monumental, Pachuca

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Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the start of the Mexican War of Independence, Reloj Monumental, is one of the best known symbols of Pachuca. Built between 1904 and 1910, the clock tower stands at 40 m (131 ft) tall, and has machinery identical to that of the Big Ben in London. The tower, made from white stone in a neoclassical style, contains four levels. The first level has four doors and provides access to the building, while the second floor has two separate balconies overlooking the plaza. Inspect the clock's machinery on the third level, then hear the sounds of bells ringing from the fourth and final floor. Make Reloj Monumental part of your personalized Pachuca itinerary using our Pachuca online trip maker .
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  • In the historic center, lovely view of the old quarter. And the tour is interesting. Do not hesitate
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  • Look carefully and you'll find a curious fact about the clock. Nice, it has a souvenir shop and paying 15 pesos you can upload half where has 4 balconies, one to each cardinal point. Paying 50 dollars can upload up to above with a guide and the story of the watch. The mechanism was built by the same people who built the Big Ben.
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  • We found the Reloj to be interesting but it is an extremely dangerous climb to the top with several ladders. Be warned! Not for the claustrophobic!  more »
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  • Going all the way up in the monumental clock is exciting and maybe kinda difficult but it's totally worth it! You can learn lots of interesting facts about it's history and functioning and have a look at the city from the top. Also, there are lots of shops and restaurants surrounding it.
  • It is a very popular and historical place in Pachuca. There are tons of little shack-cafes around for you to enjoy a quick bite with someone else. You can also enjoy a visit to the cultural center down below!
  • It has it's own story of how it was brought over from Europe and built and a good spot for pictures.
  • The lovely main square of Pachuca. The old clock tower is impressive. Go towards the end of the afternoon when the sunlight is shining on the colourful buildings and the surrounding hills. It's quite stunning!
  • Windy plaza but you gotta go there if you're in Pachuca. People all over, nice and beautiful scenery.
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