The civic towers

Besides the architectural beauty related mainly to old churches, in San Cataldo there are three important civic towers, representing a history and a particular geographical location. Video The Civic Towers

The Civic Tower Clock
King Philip III, in decreeing the foundation of the country, granted to the Baron's "Salty River" the power to build a tower to defend the city. It stands at the top of San Cataldo, the Civic Tower clock, It dominates the whole town, in 1780 the town tower was enriched by a clock with four dials in marble, equipped with a ring, beating hours on two bells from the terracing highest staircase, authentic viewpoint, you can see a landscape in proximity which offers a special harmony of roofs and gives the imposing view of the volcano towering above the city of Catania, with its smoking craters and still active a show that becomes unique in sunny and clear day.the tower, built in the town stands on the steps culminating in the main street of the city, through the famous clock dominates the whole town, in 1780 the town tower was enriched by a clock with four dials in marble, equipped with a ring, beating the hours on two ringing bells.
From the highest terracing flight of stairs, authentic viewpoint, you can see a landscape in proximity which offers a special harmony of roofs, and gives the imposing view of the volcano towering above the city of Catania, with its smoking craters and still active, that becomes unique in sunny and clear days.The tower, built in the town stands on the steps culminating in the main street of the city, through the famous clock.

Civic Tower of the Holy Rosary
Organized by the Municipality of San Cataldo in 1820, the civic tower of the Most Holy Rosary, integral with the body of the Church Holy Rosario, was raised on several occasions. One of the features that stands out is that in addition to the beating of the quarter, the half-hours and hours,it was provided with an auxiliary ringer, which at dawn, woke the workers who had to go to work. At eight in the morning it warned the pupils to go to school, at noon marked the time of the suspension of work and at midnight to hasten the pace of who was returning home.

Civic Tower of Christ the King
The Municipal tower attached to the Church of Christ the King was raised in the new and final restructuring of the same parish. Its bells chime the hour, the half-hour and midday inviting the faithful to turn to Mary with the '"Angelus" and at Easter time with the "Regina Coeli". At midday rings the usual "bells".

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