Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)

Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), Messina: Address, Phone Number, Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) Reviews: 4.5/5

Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)

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Howard B
Toronto, Canada231 contributions
Apr 2022
Lots of folks show up to see the clock and bell tower come alive at noon. All the parts move to the music of Ave Maria. The tower is beautiful the show is a bit underwhelming.
Written 15 April 2022
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Linda G
Joplin, MO163 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
What a beautiful Cathedral! The Astronomical clock is fascinating. Built in 1938 and still working now! I am grateful we were able to see this site in Messina.
Written 22 January 2022
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DERtravels
Upland, CA1,349 contributions
Oct 2019
A very unique church with an astronomical clock. People, tourists and locals both, gather for the noon show. Multi story bell tower with dancer figures. Wish I knew the story! Inside there were beautiful statuary and altars inside.

Located on the main square, there are many shops and restaurants off this main piazza. Don't forget to get some cannoli nearby.
Written 25 September 2020
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Dolive75
Leicester, UK486 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
A lovely tower, reminded me of Prague or Kraków. Set in a large pedestrian square with restaurants all around.
Written 13 August 2020
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Jackie C
Peterborough, UK472 contributions
Feb 2020
We visited here in February and the port was very quiet being out of season. It is a beautiful building, 12th century in the gothic style. The astronomical clock has lots of history and is very unique and unusual and in fact the biggest mechanical clock in the world and best seen and heard at midday. Unfortunately we were a little late for that as we were visiting in the afternoon. Well worth a visit if you are visiting Messina
Written 5 April 2020
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Sharon H
Las Vegas, NV2,079 contributions
May 2019
This is truly the most amazing clock tower we have ever seen. Multiple levels and a variety of animated scenes. Some parts move every 15 minutes, but unfortunately, we missed the 12:00 noon performance when everything moves. We also wanted to take the tour inside the bell tower, but we were there on a Saturday afternoon and everything—bell tower, church, and treasury—are all closed. Even so we were in awe of the beautiful structures and were at least able to get some good pictures of the outside.
Written 22 March 2020
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PirateDrummer
36 contributions
Jul 2019
We visited as part of a cruise. The ship docked in Messina and we have been to Sicily before so resisted the temptation to go on a tour. Messina is a pleasant enough city but not a lot of things for kids to do. One of my children loves climbing towers so we decided to take a walk to the top of the clock tower in the Piazza Duomo. It was very interesting to see how the clock works from the inside and this made the experience of climbing the many, many steps worth while!
Written 23 February 2020
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Kent H
Raleigh, NC428 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Very cool place. Plus check out the church next to it. Beware of all the vendors trying to sell you tours. But the clock tower is awesome. Only saw it move on half hour
Written 4 November 2019
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W&M
Deventer, The Netherlands675 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
On our way we saw the beautiful Bell Tower and the Astronomical Clock. Also when you have to wait, take the time and watch the nice scenery with music.
Written 1 November 2019
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Pam L
Christchurch, United Kingdom55 contributions
Oct 2019
Be prepared to stand for 15 to 20 minutes to watch and hear the Lion roar, the cockerel crow the singing of Avie Maria. The square gets crowded so you need to be in good time to get the best view. I should have taken my potable walking stool the square has an uneven surface, For the more adventurous it is at a cost (sorry we didn’t do it so no idea how much) possible to climb to the top
Written 31 October 2019
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