LEON : SPAIN

*Location:

   North tower
   Catedral de Santa Maria
   Plaza de la Regla
   León, León, Spain
   LL: N 42.59947, W 5.56721
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*Contact:

   Catedral de Santa Maria
   Plaza de la Regla
   24003 León

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells of assorted dates from about
   1671; last 6 by José Cabrillo Mayor,
   Salamanca, 1929.  Some hung flywheel
   style, others dead, but all are now
   electrified (internal on small bells,
   external on large ones).
   Also a quarter bell and an hour bell
   in the south (clock) tower; clock made
   of 1788 was restored in 1992 with
   electric winding added.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell 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 1929
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

*Links:

(This work being by an assortment 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 24-Oct-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/10/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/10/22


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