St Mark's Clocktower Tourist Attraction

St Mark's Clocktower

Native: Torre dell'Orologio

St. Mark’s Clocktower (Torre dell’Orologio) is located on the north side of the Piazza San Marco in Venice and is another Venice attraction you do not want to miss. It was designed by Maurizio Codussi and built between 1496 and 1506. The building consists of the tower, the clock and lower buildings on both sides. Although the clock dates back to the 15 century, the mechanism has been altered. There are two bronze figures on the very top of the tower that feature an old shepherd and a young shepherd who strike the hours on a bell. Below this level, there is the lion of Venice, the statues of the Virgin and Child seated and the clock in blue and gold. Visitors can go upstairs and have a look at the square from the terrace on the roof as well as see the mechanism of the clock.


Piazza San Marco,
Venezia, Italy
45° 26′ 4.96″ N
12° 20′ 20.08″ E

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