South tower Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande (The Royal Church) Plaza de San Francisco el Grande Gran Via de S.Fr. at Carrera de S.Fr. San Buenaventura, 1 Madrid, Spain LL: N 40.41037, W 3.71434
Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande Plaza de San Francisco el Grande San Buenaventura, 1 E-25005 Madrid T: 91 365 3800
Disused. Building open to visitors Tu-Sa 11a-1p & 4p-7p (tour fee).
Derelict ring of 8
Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 8 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: NONE / NONE There are no added semitones The whole instrument was installed in 1882 with bells made by Warner Year of latest technical information source is 2006
A building photo from the World 66 travel guide; the south tower is at the left.
A Wikipedia article (in Spanish) about the Basilica includes a photo of the building from the front, with both belfries clearly visible, and also a photo of the Basilica from the south side, with the south tower clearly visible.
A travel guide's description of the building includes a small photo.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
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.
This page was built from the database on 14-Nov-07 based on textual data last updated on 2007/11/02 and on technical data last updated on 2007/01/03
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