El Miguelete

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Plaza de la Reina, Valencia, Spain
El Miguelete - El Miguelete Tower
El Miguelete - El Miguelete Tower
El Miguelete - El Miguelete Tower
El Miguelete - The Bell Miquel
El Miguelete - El Miguelete Tower
El Miguelete - Placa de la Reina
El Miguelete - El Miguelete Tower

El Miguelete Valencia Reviews

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Bell Tower of the Cathedral of Valencia Jul 19, 2009
El Miguelete is a gothic style octagonal shaped bell tower in Valencia near Plaza de la Reina. There are 4 sections to it, all of equal height, 53 m to the terrace, with a 10 m belfry steeple on top. The perimeter of the octagonal base is also 53 m. It's sort of odd looking because the crown was never finished. The bell tower was constructed between 1381-1425, and the belfry steeple was added in the late 18th century. There is a spiral staircase inside that leads to rooms on each level, with a total of 207 steps. Originally a separate stand alone bell tower, it was connected to the cathedral in the 15th century. There are a number of Bells inside:

"La Caterina" (1305) 554 Kg. (Katherine)

"El Jaume" (1429) 1,750 Kg. (James)

"L'Ursula" (1438) 209 Kg. (√örsula)

"El Pau" (1489) 422 kg. (Paul)

"L'Arcis" (1529) 481 kg. (Daffodil)

"El Micalet" (1539) 7,514 Kg. (Miguel)

"La Maria" (1544) 1,765 Kg. (Maria)

"El Vicent" (1569) 835 Kg. (Vicente)

"L'Andreu" (1605) 1,243 kg. (Andrew)

"El Manuel" (1621) 1,980 Kg. (Manuel)

"La Barbera" (1681) 526 kg. (Barbara)

"La Violant" (1735) 317 kg. (Violante)

"De quarts" (1736) 750 Kg. (The rooms)

"El Cimboriet" (1805) 16 Kg. (The Cimborriet)

Eleven of these are located in the hall of bells in the room below the terrace. The other 2 bells are on the belfry steeple. The largest of these is The Micalet (Miguel) for which the tower is named. Placa de la Reina is very picturesque with El Miguelete and the Cathedral of Valencia. If you want to hear the bell, Miguel, listen here:

http://www.jdiezarnal.com/mp3/valenciaelmigueletesonidocampana01.mp3
Placa de la Reina
El Miguelete Tower
Placa de la Reina
El Miguelete Tower
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Nemorino says:
On my one visit to Valencia, many years ago, there was frost on the ground, and they lost part of their orange crop in the surrounding orchards. I didn't really see much of the city, I'm afraid. Nor did I hear the bells.
Posted on: Aug 20, 2017
spocklogic says:
24,353 kilos in total or 24.35 metric tons. A towering achievement here!
Posted on: Aug 14, 2017
Paulovic says:
Quite some kilos of bells!
Posted on: Aug 14, 2017
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