St. Mark’s Clocktower by Gian Carlo Rainieri, Gian Paolo Rainieri

Year: 1499Artist: Categories: ,

The St. Mark’s Clocktower in Venice, completed in 1499, is an iconic landmark in St. Mark’s Square. Standing over 98 feet tall, the tower is topped with two bronze figures that strike the bell every hour. The clock mechanism is unique and displays the phases of the moon, position of the sun and stars, and signs of the zodiac.

Additionally, the tower features a large bell, a mechanical rooster, and two large statues of the Virgin Mary and St. Mark. Despite undergoing several restorations, the clocktower remains a popular tourist attraction and symbol of Venice’s culture and history.


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