San Marcos Cathedral
   Plaza San Marcos  (Civic Square)
   Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico
   LL: N 16.75, W 93.12
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   Hourly automatic accompaniment to
   mechanical procession of 12 Apostles,
   driven by a German-made clock.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1981
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992


About halfway down a large tour page about the state of Chiapas, there is a small section about Tuxtla Gutierrez, with a photo of San Marcos Cathedral and its large bell tower.

Tourist photo of the cathedral and bell tower

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other small carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in MX.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Mexico.


   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/04/27
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/04/15

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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