TOLEDO : SPAIN

*Location:

   Catedral Primada
   Plaza del Ayuntamiento
     at Calle Arco de Palacio
   Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
   LL: N 39.85731, W 4.02438
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

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*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   8 bells formerly swung flywheel-style
   but now fixed and struck electrically;
   plus bourdon "Campana Gorda", 1753,
   about 17.5 tonnes (cracked & disused).
   9 bells, including largest, in lower
   belfry; 6 in upper belfry.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) 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 1913
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993
*Links:

Inventory of bells of the cathedral (in Spanish), with photos.

The cathedral Website is primarily in Spanish, though a few bits are available in other languages.  It opens with a large photo of the upper part of the building, including the lower belfry of the tower.  There is a page about the largest bell, but its text is only in Spanish, and it is a "look from faith" about the function of this bell.

The German Wikipedia article about the cathedral has a section about the bells.

The Spanish Wikipedia article about the cathedral has photos of the tower, and a section about it, but does not mention the bells.

(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 chime ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Spain.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 23-Nov-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/11/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/11/23
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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