The most spectacular Monumental Clocks in the world
The Monumental Clocks are a wonder, there are several of them in the world, which captivate by their beauty and imposing size, in addition to the fact that most of them have a history, and have become tourist sites.
Without a doubt, monumental clocks are jewels of time, find out where they are located here.
Swiss Clock Tower
It is one of the main attractions of Bern, a construction that sports an artistic astronomical calendar clock and a carillon dating from the year 1530. The tower had the function of the main clock of the city.
Pachuca. The Monumental Clock of Pachuca was inaugurated on September 15, 1910, created with white stone with machinery similar to that of Big Ben, and commemorates the Centennial of the Independence of Mexico.
Mexico City. It is located in the Metropolitan Cathedral, which was repaired in 2006 so that its bells would work again. Above it are three representative figures of the theological virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity.
Big Ben London
It is located in the Palace of Westminster and is the famous Big Ben, so the bell was called but the name was extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower as well. The clock tower has the largest four chime clock faces in the world. It turned 150 on May 31, 2009. The tower was completed on April 10, 1858 and has become one of the most prominent symbols of London and England.
Spasskaya tower in Russia
The Spasskaya tower was built in 1491. The clock plays a short melody every 15 minutes. The star was added to the top of the roof by Joseph Stalin to replace the golden eagles, which were the symbol of Tsarist Russia. The tower is a part of the Kremlin wall.
Torre dell´Orologío in Italy
It is located right on St. Mark's Square in Venice, next to the Procuratie Vecchie. It houses the most important clock in the city, the San Marcos clock. The building was designed by Mauro Codussi and built between 1496 and 1499.
Prague Astronomical Clock
It was built in the year of 1940, and it is Astronomical Clock and it is the most famous medieval clock in the world. The construction was carried out by the master watchmaker Hanus and perfected by Jan Taborsky in the 16th century. The animated figures are the main attraction of the clock since the twelve apostles parade in the upper windows every time it strikes the hours.
Monumental Clock of Spain
It is the oldest building in Puerta del Sol, it is the Casa de Correos and in it the tower clock that José Rodríguez de Losada built and donated in the 19th century looks majestic, its chimes at 12 o'clock at night on December 31 mark the traditional taking of the twelve grapes for the vast majority of Spaniards.
Monumental Clock in New York
It is one of the most famous since it appears in series and movies, those located outside and inside the Grand Central Terminal in New York stand out. Outside, just below Mercury, is the world's largest piece of Tiffany glass. It measures 14 meters in diameter (this clock is the only one in the station that is set to the correct time since all the others are 1 minute ahead).
Monumental Clock in New York
It is one of the most famous since it appears in series and movies, those located outside and inside the Grand Central Terminal in New York stand out. Outside, just below Mercury is the world's largest piece of Tiffany glass. It measures 14 meters in diameter (this clock is the only one in the station that is set to the correct time since all the others are 1 minute ahead).