21. North tower’s bells
For the hour strikes
Measurements: 1.62 m diameter by 1.35 m height in the vessel
Weight: approximately, 1,611 Kg
Name: it is linked to the function of the clock to sound each hour.
Smelting year: 1576
For the quarter strikes
Measurements: 0.92 m diameter by 0.95 m height in the vessel.
Weight: approximately, 436 Kg.
Name: it is linked to the function of the clock to sound every quarter of an hour.
Smelting year: 1592.
Measurements: 2.50 m diameter by 2.25 m height in the vessel
Weight: approximately, 10,060 kg
Use: on the most formal occasions and to sound for the deceased. It is the most symbolic, the largest and the noisiest of all the Cathedral’s bells. Its ring can be heard from a 14 km radius. It is the largest bell in use in Spain.
Smelting year: 15th September 1584 by Pedro de Villanueva.
Ursúa Irigoyen, I., Las campanas de la catedral de Pamplona, Pamplona, Music Chamber, Cathedral M. of Pamplona, 1984. https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/libro?codigo=212173
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