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Floral Clock on Poklonnaya Gora, Russia

From series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
Year: 2001.

You can see the incredibly beautiful floral clock in Moscow on Poklonnaya Gora. Now, it’s the second largest in the world. The clock opened in 2001. The diameter of the dial is 10 meters; the minute hand weighs more than 30 kg. There is no seconds hand on the clock, but there is a nice illumination system for numbers, so it will be amazing to enjoy the clock at nightfall.

Floral Clock on Poklonnaya Gora, Russia Every year, florists plant about 7 000 flowers to decorate the clock. The main type of plant used in the spring, is pansy. Already in June, the seedlings of flowers are replaced by begonias. During the season, the clock changes its appearance several times. Despite the fact that irresistible appearance is the main attraction for tourists, the main feature lies in the mechanism.

Hands of the clock are quite large and heavy. The length of the minute hand is 4.5 meters. Experts spent a lot of time and effort to design the optimum shape of the arrow. They have to look quite massive to fit the dial’s scale and, at the same time, not to weigh more than 30 kg in order to prevent premature wear of the mechanism. It’s possible to admire the flower clock on Poklonnaya Gora for approximately 6 months of the year. The season usually starts in May and runs until the end of October. In 2006, the last modernization took place. The mechanism was linked via GPS to the satellite that adjusts the current time. The flower clock in Moscow is one of the most accurate on the planet. Next - Flower Clock in Tehran

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Terminal Samoobsluzhivaniya Sberbanka Rossii, Sberbank Rossii, Otdeleniye № 7982' located in 0.4 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Business class car, kompaniya avtoprokata' is located in 0.98 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Газпромнефть АЗС №11' in 0.33 km
Supermarket: 'AST Molochnye Produkty' in 0.29 km
Parking: 'Za Rulem, GSK' in 0.75 km
Apotheek: 'Rigla № 1034' in 0.42 km
Police station: 'Общественный Пункт Охраны Порядка 59' in 0.27 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Mayak, restoran' in 0.28 km
Railway station: 'Fili' in 1.6 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Vnukovo Airport VKO - in 19 km
 »  Sheremetyevo Airport SVO - in 24 km
 »  Domodedovo Airport DME - in 45 km
 »  Migalovo Airport KLD - in 160 km
 »  Yaroslavl Airport IAR - in 259 km
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Ananas Mini Hotel

Located in 0 km from Floral Clock on Poklonnaya Gora
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Decorated in classic style, rooms at Ananas Mini Hotel are equipped with a TV. Some rooms come with a private bathroom, fitted with bathrobes and … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartment on Slavyanskiy Boulevard

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The bright apartment offers colourful décor and includes a flat-screen TV and a washing machine. The bathroom comes with a bath. Guests can cook … More: photo, rates and booking
Guest House Amelie

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All rooms at Amelie include air conditioning and classic-style interiors. A shower is provided in the bathroom. You can make use of the shared … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartments on Kutuzovsky Prospect

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All bright apartments come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a washing machine. Ironing facilities, free toiletries and a hairdryer are … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Floral Clock on Poklonnaya Gora - Moscow

The Church of Saint Nicholas in Khamovniki built in 1682 is a wonderful example of Orthodox architecture. The building impresses visitors with its richly decorated facade that immediately catches the eye. By the way, Leo Tolstoy, a classic Russian writer, the author of the immortal novel War and Peace, was one of the parishioners and often mentioned the church in his works. Besides Orthodox churches, the capital of Russia also houses temples of other denominations—for example, Moscow Cathedral Mosque and the Moscow Choral Synagogue that are remarkable landmarks as well.

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