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Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)

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Piazza Duomo, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews at noon bell tower astronomical clock ave maria lion roars takes about minutes amazing spectacle moving figures amazing site vendors selling sound effects quarter hour piazza duomo the main square beautiful church cruise port statues
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Clock tower with multiple level moving parts. Some parts move every 15 mins, but for the full show be there at mid-day when the gilded parts clockwork their way into motion and sound !! Starts at the top and works its way down - entire...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LandyTrav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this historical site in Messina, Sicily, Italy. You have to be there early for the showing and movement of the statues when the Clock strikes Twelve Noon. It appears people converge on this site hours before the event just to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

You can climb to the top! What more can I say. Messina is an awesome place to visit. The clock tower is the crown jewel. For a nominal fee, we walked all the way to the top for an awesome view of the people below...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chickelbuck
Reviewed December 15, 2018

The clock amazing things it does lion roar and rooster cock and plays avmaria. Seems like it goes on forevery you just don't know whats going to happen next.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank woebetide
Reviewed December 15, 2018

This clock, attached to the church and locate din close proximity to the fountain is absolutely incredible. December is a quiet time, with not many people in the area, but stop and marvel at the clock, the zodiac face, the bells, the figures.. such craftsmanship....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thratko
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Messina Is a dirty, smelly, polluted, noisy city covered in graffiti which if it were any other place I would recommend not going there, but the astrological clock is so spectacular that you just have to see it. The ideal time is at midday -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Russell C
Reviewed November 28, 2018

A must see if you visit Messina. This is truly one-of-a-kind, unlike anything I have ever seen before in a bell tower.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bidj
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Amazingly intricate clock tower where the lion roars 3 times, the rooster crows 3 times, the choir sings, the people move and so on and so on. The astrological clock moves as well. Inside the church is also worth visiting. Be there for NOON!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eileencrane
Reviewed November 17, 2018

This was a really interesting attraction. We noticed a large crowd gathering in the main square just before noon and checked on Tripadvisor to see what was happening. At noon the bells strike and then the different levels of the tower start to move with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

Even if you don't go inside this amazing church, it is worth a look or two from the outside. I wish we would have been there at noon to experience it. It is a short walk from the cruise port and close to other architectural...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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April 24, 2018|
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Response from Josy172 | Property representative |
Yes there are some bars in the square
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Response from brightscot | Reviewed this property |
It was in Messina. Sorry for delay in getting back to you. Just back from New Orleans