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Slovak Astronomical Clock
The only astronomical clock in Slovakia is the biggest wooden statue in Slovakia. It has the form of a sitting Our Lady of Sorrows, the patron saint of Slovakia, and it shows the exact astronomical time. The so-called astrolabe which forms the heart of the clock is a dial with astronomical data. The clock strikes time from 8.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m. every hour and during the striking, 7 Slovak saints appears on the clock.
Did you know that... ?The wooden figure inconspicuously standing in the clock’s tower is an ancient portrait of “vartáš” (night watchman). In the past, they had a significant role in Slovak villages, and they were appointed by every village that could afford them.