Here are listed 3 existing
great bells of this region,
in descending order by weight.
The list includes qualifying bass bells of carillons, chimes, etc.
The format of each entry is explained in a key
at the bottom of this page.
One independent great bell is known in this region: 1.Cuzco, Peru - ~14000 lbs
North tower Cathedral Plaza de Armas
LL: S 13.51628, W 71.97826 Site locator map
also see our own Map Use Hints.
Reported to be the largest bell in Peru;
may well be the largest in South America.
Hung dead, and clocked, as are several small bells
in the belfry openings of both towers.
Diameter 204 cm
> Photo of cathedral facade and towers
> Photo of cathedral and its surroundings
of cathedral from a different perspective
> Night photo
> Four photos of the building, plus a description
(mentioning the great bell) and an embedded Google Map of its location
> For further details, including locator maps and foundry links,
see the site data page linked above.
It seems possible that there may still be some "undiscovered" great bells
in other large old Catholic churches and cathedrals of this region.
This is because most early bells in such places were cast on site by itinerant bellfounders,
and so there are few records of them elsewhere.