VALENCIA : SPAIN

*Location:

   Catedral de Santa Maria
   Carrer del Micalet
     at Carrer des Brodadors
   València, Valenciana, Spain
   LL: N 39.47541, E 0.37562
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   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.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1805
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Z     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  - meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   40 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  40 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  50%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993
*Links:

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 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 peal 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 2020/11/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/11/23
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