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Big Ben in London, UK- the address on the map, video tours, website PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 April 2012 18:24

Big Ben is the most famous landmark of Great Britain, so called the largest of the six bells of Clock Tower Palace of Westminster in London, as well as clock and the tower as a whole. The Tower of Big Ben was designed by English architect Augustus Pugin in 1858, and the clock tower - on May 31, 1859. The official name of the tower of Big Ben- is "clock tower of Westminster Palace" ("St. Stephen's Tower"). The tower's height is equal to 96.3 meters (with spire), the lower part of the movement is at a height of 55 m from the ground. Diameter clock face is 7 meters when the length of the arrows are the 2.7 and 4.2 m, weight of the watch is 5 tons. Big Ben was the greatest symbol of the dawn of the UK, At the base of each of the four dials are an inscriptions in Latin: "Domine Salvam fac Reginam nostram Victoriam primam" ("O Lord, keep safe our Queen Victoria the First"). Along the perimeter of the tower of Big Ben on the right and left of the clock is still a phrase in Latin: "Laus Deo"("Thank God "). Clock Tower and Palace of Westminster are often used in commercials and movies as the main symbol of the United Kingdom. Get to the Big Ben can using the map, which shown at the top of this article - simply show it to taxi driver, on map are shown the nearest metro stations. Official website: http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/building/palace/big- ben/enquiries Video excursion to Big Ben:

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