Bell Museum

A museum both particular and unique. Learn its history, its curiosities, its sounds and the thousands of shapes of the five hundred bells kept in this place.
The only bell museum in Latin America can be visited at Mina Clavero. To do so, head for 900 Urquiza Street and identify the colonial building with a humble belfry in its doorway.

Once inside, the true history of the bells is found: from the most famous ones to those which represent a landmark.

Edgardo Gilardi, director of the museum and visitors guide, unveils the origin of the bells, their materials and their most unusual curiosities.

A visit along the history of this musical instrument explains the various uses it has had over the years, since ancient China, through X-century Europe, to the Pre-Colombian culture and our days.
  • Represent a landmark

    Represent a landmark

  • The thousands of shapes

    The thousands of shapes

  • The true history of the bells

    The true history of the bells

  • The origin of the bells

    The origin of the bells

  • The colonial building

    The colonial building

At the moment of visiting the museum, there were 480 bells in exhibition and 170 to be classified.
It is important to point out that the museum is the result of the work done by the members of the Fundación Campana (Bell Foundation), which is a non-governmental organization that renders services along the entire Traslasierra Valley. Therefore, the money collected from the contribution ticket is destined to the maintenance of the museum building and to charity programs organized by the Foundation to help people with low resources in the area.

Marcelo Sola / Eduardo Epifanio

Useful Data

Duration: 1 hour

Opening hours: from 10am to 7:30pm


De las Campanas
Urquiza 962, (5889) , Mina Clavero, Córdoba
Tel: +54 3544-471736


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