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Wondering at the Astronomical Clock of Messina

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Posted On 12/05/2020 09:35:12

Messina | Sicily | Italy | Town Square | Cathedral | Clock Tower | Glockenspiel | Astronomical Clock | Wonderful Clock Towers



Wondering at the Astronomical Clock of Messina


    

The astronomical clock built into the tower of the Messina Cathedral is truly amazing. Built in 1933, you can see the charm of the European craftsmanship and character. With multiple levels, it's hard to know where to look because there is so much happening during the 12 minute long production at noon each day.

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Have you ever marveled in amazement at a clock tower?

We did just that when returning to our cruise ship in Messina, Sicily. Walking through the town square, we passed the Messina Cathedral and immediately noticed the astronomical clock tower (and the crowd of people). We couldn't help but to stop, watch and listen in wonder.

Said to be one of the most complex clock towers in the world, it has mecanical dancers moving to the sound of the clock chimes. Various figures move in and out of the tower so that they are visible to the people watching below. Although we missed the noon performance, the longest and most complex, even the afternoon performances are worth your time!

Where have you seen some amazing clock towers?

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