Giralda Tower
   Catedral de Santa María de la Sede
   Seville, Andalucía, Spain
   LL: N 37.38626, W 5.99238
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   Some bells rung daily.


   Also a clock bell.
   Largest bell, cast onsite in 1587,
   weighs 17 English tons.  It and five
   others are hung dead, rung by clocking;
   rest swing full circle thru tower arches.

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of 24 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the bass octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   Installation was completed in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1979

Stock photos of the Giralda Tower:  #1#2#3#4#5#6

Stock photo in the belfry, showing motors for smaller flywheel bells and larger stationary bells; scroll down for more photos of bells and tower

(This non-traditional "carillon" being from a variety of makers, it is not indexed by foundry nor by year.)

Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Spain.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/02/14
   and on technical data last updated on 1990/12/27

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