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Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 4273 0892

This 14th-century clock stands on the north side of St. Mark's Square,and...

This 14th-century clock stands on the north side of St. Mark's Square,and is known by its large clock face displaying the hours of the day, phases of the moon and movement of the sun through the signs of the Zodiac.

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Gaining entry to the attraction can be challenge

Our Guided tour of the clock tower involved some ridiculously convoluted logistics involving (even though advance tickets had been purchased online) going to a separate building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our Guided tour of the clock tower involved some ridiculously convoluted logistics involving (even though advance tickets had been purchased online) going to a separate building at the far end of the main piazza to show printed confirmation of our booking, obtaining the actual entry tickets, then going back to the clock tower and finding a small side door to... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very unusual clock tower, would have missed it if not for the chiming. Very lucky to have seen it being operated as 2 men made of iron bang on the huge bell to sound the time. The clock is beautifully sculptured. Make sure to see it when the clock is chiming as other wise you can miss it. A... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a big, cool-looking, old clock. It looks neat and is a part of the ambiance of the Piazza. Near Basilica San Marco.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming little clock on St Marks Square and one of the things you must see. Worth being there on the hour to hear the chimes - and see the movement of the characters.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On San Marcos square this clock face is a stunning icon for Venice. It is both beautiful and interesting.

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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily missed as your busy looking at the cathedral very special clock. Not sure if you can go inside and climb the tower

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charming clock tower that has two people that strike the bell on the hour, excellent to see this as it is an engineering Marvell again. This is something that you would miss if you didn't know it was there so keep an eye open as it is in st marks square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely clock tower is one of the symbols of Venice. At the top of the high tower are the two figures that strike the hour (also known as the Moors). Below is the winged Lion of Venice on a blue background. The actual timepiece is said to be the most accurate in all of Venice. One can visit the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This is one of those sites that you will see that is around all of the historical sites in Venice. When you visit one thing all the rest of the things are there. It was magical and beautiful!

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We came here with a tour booked online, since it's the only way to get inside. Tour lasted about 45 minutes and was really interesting and informative. At the end, we were allowed to rooftop to take some nice photos of the area. All in all, it's worth booking this one and enjoy story behind one of most famous clocks... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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