Clock Tower

The Clock tower is one of the most famous Venetian buildings.

It’s a masterpiece of technique and architectural style. Situated on top of the entry to the old Merceriae, the main shopping street of Venice, it symbolizes the flow of time from age to age with its large, astronomical clock 

Visitors can see the interesting network of pulleys, weights and counterweights as they silently rise and fall at regular intervals. A metal spiral staircase then leads towards the complex workings of the actual clock; visitors get a close view of the mechanism and of the gears linking it with the south and north clock faces, which respectively overlook St. Mark’s Square and the Mercerie.

Address: Piazza San Marco
Phone: (0039) 041–5209070
How to get there: lines 1, 41, 51, 82 (San Zaccaria stop); lines 1, 82 (Vallarasso stop)

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The Moors' Clock Tower is one of the most famous architectural landmarks in Venice, standing over an arch that leads into what is the main shopping street of the city, the old Merceria. The Tower and its large Astronomical Clock, a masterpiece of technology and engineering, form an essential part of the very image of Venice. For more than five hundred years, they have measured out the flow of life and history within the city.

Holders of the ticket for the Clock Tower get free admission to the Museo Correr, the National Archaelogical Museum and the State Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana.

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Price: From €3,30 per person


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