11 of the Coolest Clocks in the World

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While today’s cell phones have taken centre stage when it comes time to, well, tell time, we here at GuideAdvisor thought it high time we recognize the beauty of tradition and showcase some of the most stunning clocks around the world. No slender piece of metal and plastic is going to overshadow Big Ben in London or the terminal clock at Grand Central Station in New York. And the best part is you can hire tour guides in all of the cities mentioned below who will be more than happy to not only show you these timepiece marvels but to tell you all the facts and history about them too. For example, Nick Simou, one of England’s charming tour guides, will tell you that Big Ben was built in 1859 and has a 4.1-metre-long minute hand. Other city guides in places such as Munich, Istanbul, New York City and Prague will fill you in on their special time-tellers. So, without further ado, here are 11 of the world’s coolest clocks.

Big Ben’s Great Clock, London, England

Glockenspiel, Munich, Germany

The Grand Central Terminal Clock, New York, United States

Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Cosmo Clock 21, Yokohama, Japan

Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Center Clock, Istanbul, Turkey

The Shepherd Gate Clock, Greenwich, England

Prague Astronomical Clock, Prague, Czech Republic

The Samrat Yantra, Jaipur, India

The Floral Clock, Ontario, Canada

Ankeruhr Clock, Vienna, Austria

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