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See the Clock Tower Built by An Astronomer

The interior was closed because the building is under construction but you can still view the... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
sflindad
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San Francisco, California
Interesting piece of history

Fascinating looking clock, visible from street as you walk by, nothing to indicate its significance... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
David T
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

This astronomical clock tells more than the time of day. It also displays the phases of the moon, the location of the planets, and charts the path of the sun through the Signs of the Zodiac. It was designed by a mathematician in 1473. Pretty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

The clock tower is very impressive. You can go inside and learn how the clock works and how is was made.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The interior was closed because the building is under construction but you can still view the exterior tower and the 15th century clock on its exterior made by Bartolomeo Manfredi

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sflindad
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This place is currently being restored. The sign said that it is scheduled to reopen in September, 2018.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KerryandTim
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The clock is being restored at the moment, so there is no opportunity to climb the tower for the view.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Fascinating looking clock, visible from street as you walk by, nothing to indicate its significance or age but unusual looking.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank David T
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A bit tight but they limit numbers in at a time. Lots of stairs are a must to see it. Nice old mechanism and a great view from the top.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ForestGrove
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The clock tower has seen better days but at it's peak it had a wide variety of functions. You can't miss it next to the round church.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

We just viewed the clock from the outside, i didnt realise there was a museum, and is quite interesting, i took a photo them zoomed in to see all the detail on the clock itself which in addition to the time shows the sign of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Very important attraction. Being a teenager, i didn't quite fancy the museum part of it but once you start going up the stairs into the tower it really gets interesting. At the top you have a great view in all 4 directions and there are...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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