Cozumel Clock Tower

Cozumel’s Downtown Clock Tower Celebrates 108 Years

Cozumel’s Iconic clocktower celebrates an Independence Day birthday ….

Photo Courtesy of Pascale Rambert

Cozumel’s iconic clocktower, located  in Parque Benito Juarez, (the downtown plaza, or zocalo), has long been a Cozumel landmark, in fact, it’s a popular meeting point for locals and tourists alike.  During this month’s Independence Day celebrations, the Clocktower will also be celebrating it’s 108th birthday.

The clocktower was inaugurated on September 15th, 1910, and installation was completed a year later. The next time you’re downtown, be sure and check out the clock’s faces and you’ll see that some of them are actually in mayan!


La torre del reloj del centro de Cozumel cumple 108 años

La simbólica torre del reloj celebra un cumpleaños más el Día de la Independencia…

Photo Courtesy of Pascale Rambert

Durante años la representativa torre que se encuentra en el parque Benito Juárez (plaza del centro o zócalo) ha sido considerada un punto de referencia; de hecho es un punto popular de reunión tanto de los habitantes locales como de los turistas. En este mes de celebraciones de Independencia, la torre también celebra su 107º aniversario.


La torre del reloj fue inaugurada en Septiembre 15, 1910, y su instalación concluyó un año más tarde. La próxima vez que se encuentre en el centro, visite y eche un vistazo a las caras del reloj. ¡Se percatará que algunas de éstas están en lengua maya!


Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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