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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 town square piazza duomo the main square beautiful church cruise port
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank stephenskier123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank OnYourMarkTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tower has been there for centuries and it’s mechanical Lions that roar every hour, below is a Cock, and other statues that moves in every story have meaning. I just can’t believe we stood and watched the whole process and I cannot remember the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank windav2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sailed into Messina and it was about 15 minutes from the cruise ship. You can't miss the clock tower in the central square when the action starts the volume from the lion is tremendous most unexpected and the other features are quite enchanting. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joyceinc
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Make sure you go before 12.00 noon because that is when the action kicks off. The clock is quite impressive and the Cathedral next door, though not a must see, is reasonable. These two attractions are really the only things worth seeing in Messina so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alexpratt46
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is an amazing clock to watch at noon. It is best if you have the information about the clock so you will be watching for the right movement at the right time. You can find an information brochure for 1 euro at the clock...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ginab08
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Easy to walk to this area from the ship. Something to see when you visit Messina. Church is nearby so you can do both.

Date of experience: October 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