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Zacatlán de las Manazanas Floral Clock

Zacatlán

Zacatlán de las Manzanas' Floral Clock features two faces (each 5 meters [16 feet] in diameter), nine melodies that play every hour, and amaranth flowers to give it color. Located in the downtown area, this monumental clock is the emblem of the Civic Square.

Zacatlán's Floral Clock holds the distinction of being the first floral clock ever created (in 1986). It was donated to the city by Relojes Centenario, the first Latin American factory of its kind. Here's a fun fact: this company is the same company that designed the floral clock adorning Mexico City's Parque Hundido.

A witness to the previous century, Zacatlán’s clock comes to life once an hour, playing one of nine melodies with its mechanical carrillon bells, a series of electromagnetic chimes that simulate the sound of regular bells. Among the melodies it plays are Danzón Zacatlán, Sierra Poblana, Cielito Lindo, Vals Sobre las Olas, Blanca Navidad, Ave María, and México Lindo y Querido.

To learn more about this colonial masterpiece, take a tour of the Relojes Centenario factory, which boasts a museum exhibiting time-telling devices dating back two milleniums as well as a large and varied collection of designs, ranging from analog clocks to the legendary cuckoo clocks.

The fabric is located at 3 Nigromante Street, two blocks away from Zacatlán's City Hall. It opens daily at 10:00 a.m.

Zacatlán de las Manzanas' Floral Clock features two faces (each 5 meters [16 feet] in diameter), nine melodies that play every hour, and amaranth flowers to give it color. Located in the downtown area, this monumental clock is the emblem of the Civic Square.

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Zacatlán's Floral Clock holds the distinction of being the first floral clock ever created (in 1986). It was donated to the city by Relojes Centenario, the first Latin American factory of its kind. Here's a fun fact: this company is the same company that designed the floral clock adorning Mexico City's Parque Hundido.

A witness to the previous century, Zacatlán’s clock comes to life once an hour, playing one of nine melodies with its mechanical carrillon bells, a series of electromagnetic chimes that simulate the sound of regular bells. Among the melodies it plays are Danzón Zacatlán, Sierra Poblana, Cielito Lindo, Vals Sobre las Olas, Blanca Navidad, Ave María, and México Lindo y Querido.

To learn more about this colonial masterpiece, take a tour of the Relojes Centenario factory, which boasts a museum exhibiting time-telling devices dating back two milleniums as well as a large and varied collection of designs, ranging from analog clocks to the legendary cuckoo clocks.

The fabric is located at 3 Nigromante Street, two blocks away from Zacatlán's City Hall. It opens daily at 10:00 a.m.

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