In the early spring, my wife and I travelled to Portugal and Spain. We attended our daughter’s destination wedding in Sintra, Portugal and we decided to expand our stay, visit Spain and see the sights in Barcelona and Montserrat. Spain has always been on our bucket list and it did not disappoint.
Being a clock enthusiast I did a little research beforehand to find out if there were any clock museums along our travel route. Alas, we travelled to places that were very distant from the well know clock museums. Clocks in Europe were made in specific regions and that is where you will find clock museums. Here are a few clocks that I found in various places in Spain (Barcelona) and Portugal. I will let the photos tell the story.
I was not specifically looking for these clocks but as we visited churches, museums, shops and public places I photographed any I discovered in our travels.
2 thoughts on “Clocks we saw while on a visit to Spain and Portugal”
Ron, this was a fun post to go through. A nice mix of some very nice pieces, and some fairly generic ones. It’s always nice to be able to see an assortment of typical clocks found in a foreign country. The longcases were especially nice. One clock that I did notice which gave me a bit of a smile was that gallery clock. It’s a modern quartz clock. I’ve seen them in a few stores over here, and I actually found a slightly different one on Amazon as a reference. The dead giveaway is the thin hands held with a fairly shiny brass nut.
The one you saw had a nicer surround, and I suppose if it’s high enough off the floor, looks quite convincing.
Yes, the gallery clock fooled me. I wish I could have seen more and next time we go we will plan things to visit some clock museums.
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