Catedral de Santa Maria
   València, Valenciana, Spain
   LL: N 39.47, W 0.37
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   All hang in openings of octagonal
   belfry, and swing flywheel style (one by
   motor).  Also here, in double bell cote
   on top of tower, are 2 clock bells
   (hour and quarter); hour bell by Lluís
   Trilles, 1537, variously reported as
   7514 kg or 11000 kg; the rest are by
   various makers, dated from 1305 to 1805.

*Technical data:

   Motor-swung peal of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE11/    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   Work was done (as described in Remarks above) in ****
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993


An inspection report with photos and details of the tower and bells; linked are 8 pages of photos of bells, clock, ancient graffiti, gargoyles, etc.
A tower tour ticket combines a tower sketch with a list of all the bells by name.

(This chime being from a variety of founders, it is not indexed by foundry nor by year.)

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

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Spain.


   This page was built from the database on  2-May-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/05/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/05/02

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