We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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
This clock, attached to the church and locate din close proximity to the fountain is absolutely incredible. December is a quiet time, with not many people in the area, but stop and marvel at the clock, the zodiac face, the bells, the figures.. such craftsmanship....More
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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