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“Astronomical Clock really unique” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)

Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)
Piazza Duomo, 98122 Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in Messina
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
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“Astronomical Clock really unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Really beautiful and interesting to see. Full of details and the history and architecture are really something.

Visited December 2012
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stood in front of this incredible clock and waited for it to move into action. The gilded painting against deep blue paint stood out easily and was very impressive. There are gilded, animated statues that mark the passing of time, and at noon they put on an impressive show with sound effects. The clock also moves throughout the day.

If you are in Messina for a day, as a cruise port, this is special to see. I would also recommend going up to Castelmola and Toarmina to spend a great day and stop to see this before you return to the ship.

Visited August 2012
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“Quite an experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

For hundreds of years people have been lining up to hear some wonderful music and watch fugures mone around the clock at 12. and still do.

Visited June 2012
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“Beautiful church and amazing tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Amazing detail - the tower is so old but had such intricate details with date and time, phase of the moon and then religious scenes as well.

Visited May 2012
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“Roar of a lion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

You need to be in Piazza Duomo before 12 midday. Noon is the signal for a number of mechanical figures to move. It is the largest astronomical clock in the world.

Visited November 2012
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