Slovak Astronomical Clock Stará Bystrica

This is the largest wooden statue in Slovakia and bears the shape of a seated Madonna, Our Lady of Sorrows, the patron saint of Slovakia. Six bronze statues are placed in the niches of an astronomical clock. The clock itself is composed of seven statuettes of Slovak apostles whose faith is connected with Slovakia, carved in poplar wood. The heart of the clock is the Astrolabe, i.e., a face with astronomical data particularly designed for the geographical situation of Stará Bystrica – it’s original and is in no way a copy of another astronomical clock.