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La Torre(Zarra)

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La Torre (1880) is a free-standing building, which dates from 1880 and belongs to the 19th century. It is an isolated tower located in Panoja Street, between the Casa de Cultura and the Town Hall.

Designed at the end of the 18th century as part of the parish church, the transept and presbytery were never built, leaving the bell tower separate from the building. The bell tower is in good condition and has been well maintained. It is formed by semicircular arches characteristic of Romanesque architecture. The upper part is accessed via a staircase that follows the Valencian style with a small white and blue tile dome supported on the corners, diagonally by curvilinear buttresses. It has a sundial, restored on the south side, as well as an electronic sundial with dials on the east and west sides. José Teruel, a traditional bell ringer, was in charge of ringing the bells, which are still hand-operated, and has maintained the traditional tolls and peals with great effort until his death in 2016.

There are 4 bells of different sizes. The bells are called (ascending size): "El Niñico", "San Antón", "Santa Ana" and "Santa María". These bells have been restored in February 2021 with an exhaustive restoration work, achieving a spectacular sound when they ring.

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