Slovak Astronomical Clock, Stará Bystrica

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The first astronomical clock in Slovakia was born in the village of Stará Bystrica, which is also the largest wooden statue in Slovakia. The astronomical clock strikes every hour from 8:00 to 22:00, when visitors can see the promenade of seven Slovak saints. And what can the Slovak Astronomical Clock be proud of? However, by being the only astronomical clock in the world that shows the so-called real solar time. The composition represents the seated Madonna, the Virgin Mary of the Seven Sorrows, who is the patron saint of Slovakia.

Slovak Astronomical Clock, Stará Bystrica

The first astronomical clock in Slovakia was born in the village of Stará Bystrica, which is also the largest wooden statue in Slovakia. The astronomical clock strikes every hour from 8:00 to 22:00, when visitors can see the promenade of seven Slovak saints. And what can the Slovak Astronomical Clock be proud of? However, by being the only astronomical clock in the world that shows the so-called real solar time. The composition represents the seated Madonna, the Virgin Mary of the Seven Sorrows, who is the patron saint of Slovakia.

In the individual niches of the astronomical clock you can observe six bronze sculptures of important Slovak personalities - Prince Pribin, King Svätopluk, Anton Bernolák, Ľudovít Štúr, Milan Rastislav Štefánik and Andrej Hlinka.

The heart of the astronomical clock is an astronomical clock, the so-called astrolabe, from which data such as date, solar time, position of the sun in the sign of the zodiac, position of the moon and phases of the moon can be read.

The astronomical clock has its indescribable charm even in the evening, because then it lights up and you can admire its delicate and elaborate technique and beauty even in the dark.

Under the astronomical clock is the entrance to a small sales gallery, which exhibits works by professional and non-professional artists.

Source: Slovenský orloj (1.9.2021)
Updated on: 1.9.2021

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Slovak Astronomical Clock, Stará Bystrica
Stará Bystrica
Region: Žilinský
District: Čadca
Area: Kysuce
 49.34603, 18.93651

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