LA PLATA : ARGENTINA

*Location:

   East tower
   La Catedral
   Plaza Moreno
   La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
   LL: S 34.92253, W 57.95578
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*Contact:

   La Catedral
   Calle 14 entre 51 y 53
   1900 La Plata - Buenos Aires
   T: (221)427-3504
   E: fundacioncatedral@speedy.com.ar

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Building 1884-1932; towers completed
   1999.  Bells by De Poli (Italy).
   Tourist elevator in west tower.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1999
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
*Links:

The cathedral Website (in Spanish) has photos of the building.

The Wikipedia article on this building has a clickable photo of the front towers, and mentions the bells.

A tourist page has photos of the building (though not of the bell tower), and mentions the bells.

Photo of the facade and towers

A PDF document about construction of the tourist elevator has two fine photos, and mentions the bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Central and South American non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Central and South American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Central and South American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all non-traditional carillons in AR.

Index to all tower bell instruments in AR.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/12/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/12/15
*Photos:

(none available)


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