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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 yesterday via mobile

Our group stopped in Messina to visit the Duomo. I was very impressed with the Bell Tower. The moving parts include figures starting as a young person and progressing to an old man. This is certainly a big part of the Duomo visit.

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was our first stop in Messina during our tour with mario, the clock tower moves at noon and since our first time we missed it we had the opportunity to enjoy it.

Thank alinasetianik
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see sight in Messina. Just be there for 12 O'Clock. Most amazing Astronomical clock. It lasts 12 minutes. The highlights includes: The lion waves the flag, moves it tail, turns his head and roars three times. Rooster raises its head and...More

Thank Rameshlcfc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bell tower is about 200 feet tall and was originally built in the late 16th century and later, destroyed after an 18th-century earthquake. It was rebuilt in 1908 and in 1930’s an astronomical clock was added. Daily at 12:00 pm (Noon) the clocks figures...More

Thank Wendys_Travel_Tips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here with some friends who are locals and it was amazing how many people were hanging out enjoying a Friday night in the piazza in front of the clock. It is pretty in the day but so much better in the evening/night.

Thank Bskasick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth seeing. At 12pm the bells chime . Then the show starts . The golden statues move. The various animal statues make the noise of their respective species and the crowds are wowed.Worth seeing if you’re in Messina.

Thank Jeffrey P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... we first heard the notes of the music (it was an Ave Maria, I think Schubert's), as we were watching the splendid view of the city from the terrace in front of the Madonna di Montaldo. Then as we ventured down to the city...More

Thank Giorgio G
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 15 October 2017 via mobile

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

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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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