Catedral de Santa María la Real
   Calle Dormitaleria at Calle Navarreria
   Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
   LL: N 42.81962, W 1.64143
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   Calle Curia s/n.
   31001 Pamplona
   T: 948 212 594




   "La Maria" (great bell of 10060 kg) &
   2 deactivated clock bells in north
   tower; 8 (flywheel) in south tower;
   various makers & dates, 1519-1836.
   All restored & rehung in 2001.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   Installation was completed in 1836
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

The English Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of the twin-towered facade, in which some bells can be seen; but it says nothing about them.

The German Wikipedia article about the building has a section about the bells.  The text lists the dates on which La Maria is rung.

The Spanish Wikipedia article about the building has a long section about the bells, with detailed descriptions of each, and photos of most.

The Website of the cathedral opens with a dramatic panoramic photo looking from the ringing platform underneath La Maria across to the south tower and out over the city.

(This chime being from a variety of founders, it is not indexed by maker.)

Ranking among all European chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European chimes by year of completion.

Where the bass bell of this chime ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Spain.

   This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/06/04

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