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Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)

Piazza Duomo, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 675175
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Piazza Duomo, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 675175
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely and the clock moves other than noon. It was a wonderful site. It is in a lovely section of town.

Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cathedral looks awesome! It's so fancy looking with many interesting details. It has the largest astronomical clock in the world.

Thank natasha0112017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must in Messina! Impressive Chatedral and the clock tower is unique. At noon a performance with figures will play for You.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each part of this clock has a purpose. Twice a day the entire scene moves section by section. It’s a beautiful think to see.

Thank Sherrie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

After watching, walk up the hill to the Santuario della Madonna di Montalto and compare the original with the model you saw on the belltower ... there are a lot of steps but there's a bench to eat an arancino and a great view across...More

Thank Just_Tina_C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just make sure you are there at 12 because it's only on once a day it was the best 10 mins of our day.

Thank tromano91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was interesting. At noon the clock comes alive - with the model Lion moving and roaring (three times) and a mechanical / visual display on all of the art on the clock. It was unexpected and unique.

Thank Maritime_Historian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there at 11.45am and there were quite a few people ready to watch and hear this magnificent clock. I don't want to spoil it for you but it definitely is a must see.

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice old place, easy to reach, close to nice restaurants. Can be visited inside and the top offers an image of the city and of the strait.

Thank mandream
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expected more of the experience. Unlike other bell towers in Europe with moving figures (like Prague, Moulins, Munich ,London) here the figures were quite kitch. The astronomic clock believed to be the largest in Europe looks smaller than the clock in Prague, which can be...More

Thank TzviaO
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Ken G
1 April 2017|
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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
Rita D
24 August 2015|
Response from Josy172 |
The Cathedral Sunday masses are at 9am, 11am, 12.15am, 6pm
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