Cosas nuevas y viejas

(apuntes sevillanos)

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Author: Manuel Chaves
Published: 1904
Language: Spanish
Wordcount: 80,552 / 270 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,838
Added to site: 2011.12.15
mnybks.net#: 31099
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UOS RELOJES

Tradición es, y aun lo afirman algunos historiadores autorizados, tales como Méndez Silva y Mariana, que el primer reloj de torre que se conoció en España lo tuvo Sevilla y que éste se instaló en 1400.

Aquel año vino á esta ciudad el rey don Enrique III, que parece presenció la ceremonia de colocar en la Giralda el reloj, dándose al acto toda la importancia que merecía, como así lo señalan las crónicas.

Construyó la campana del reloj, por encargo del arzobispo don Gonzalo de Mena, un maestro llamado Alfon Domínguez, del cual existen diversas memorias, constando también que el reloj y la campana quedaron instalados en los comienzos del mes de Julio del citado año de 1400.

Un historiador moderno, al tratar este asunto, escribe: «Que aunque se dice de Valencia que por acuerdo del Consejo general en 16 de Julio de 1378 se encargó un relo

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