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Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)

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Address: Piazza Duomo, 98122 Messina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 090675175
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Very interesting building in the very centre of the city. There is a lot of information in internet about this clock but it deserves visiting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting building in the very centre of the city. There is a lot of information in internet about this clock but it deserves visiting.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A disappointing spectacle. The lion roared, the cock crowed, the church rose and the saints blessed the audience, but none of the other figures moved. Admittedly the lion is loud and fierce sounding, but it was 12 minutes of my life that could have been better spent.

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Fgura, null, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was an enjoyable sight, my only complaint is that they were doing maintenance work on the church itself and there was a bit of chaos. Other then that it is worth a visit. Make sure you are on time!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

a clock that becomes animated at noon Lions roar Cocks crow Figures move round and a packed square looks on It is different and worth a look it is also free It lasts for about 15 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stopped in Messina for one day on a cruise. The town itself is very busy, lots of traffic and there was a lot of litter everywhere. The clock tower, however, is worth watching - the lion roaring , the cockerel crowing, the music, etc. Catch it at noon everyday, it lasts fro about 10/15 mins.

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Messina, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

At noon this amazing astronomical clock moves to the sound of 'Ave Maria' which lasts about 12min. After this it is fascinating to climb the almost 200 steps to the top of the Bell Tower and enjoy the view over Messina.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

a beautiful experience to see this bell tower working and the statues moving and acting out a story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The bell tower is imposing and dominates the square.The golden figures take the eye to the tower. The church is much older than the bell tower.The tower is of recent construction having replaced earlier towers that were destroyed due to earthquakes. The astrological clock dates from the thirties and was made in Strasbourg ( France) is the largest animated clock... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

By and large bell towers are simply towers, but not this one. It has a multifaced astronomical clock, possibly the largest in the world. There are various animated effects which come into operation at noon. This bell tower is a majestic building and is well worth a viewing without the mechanical effects. For details about the clock consult clocksofeurope.tripod.com/id10.html

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The clock tower is located in probably the nicest part of Messina. We found other parts somewhat scruffy with graffiti and litter common place. The clock tower is well worth the 4 euro price to go up to see the great views.

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Address: Piazza Duomo, 98122 Messina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 090675175
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Messina

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