Ottoman Clock

Reloj Otomano / Osmanlı Saat Kulesi

The “Ottoman Clock” in Mexico City is the only Ottoman trace in Mexico and stands at the intersection of Venustiano Carranza and Bolivar streets at the Zocalo square in downtown Mexico City.

The clock tower is decorated with ceramics. On the tower is a label that reads “To Mexico from the Ottomans-September 1910” in Spanish language. Numbers on the clock have been printed in both Latin and Arabic language. It was presented as a gift by Ottoman citizens of Lebanese and Arabic origin to mark the 100th anniversary of the independence of Mexico.

The inauguration of the clock tower was made by the then Mexican President Guillermo de Landa and Chairman of the Ottoman 100th Year Committee Antonio Letayf.

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