AVILA : SPAIN

*Location:

   Catedral de El Salvador
   (Cathedral of the Savior)
   Plaza de la Catedral
   Avila, Castilla y León, Spain
   LL: N 40.65595, W 4.69764
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells 50 to 140 cm diameter; 8 hang
   in open wall arches, 2 per side,
   originally swung but later electrified
   internally, now derelict; 2 smallest,
   inside tower, are clocked; various
   ages and makers from c.1450 to 1967.
   Also two clock bells and call bell
   on terrace below belfry.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   Installation was completed in unknown year
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005
*Links:

(This work being from a variety of makers, it is not indexed by foundry.)

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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Spain.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/10/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/10/23
*Photos:

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