Glossary Terms


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BELL TOWER (Halacho)

High tower, often attached to a church, designed to hold bells.  Bell towers were considered too ostentatious for monastery churches by early Franciscan friars, but they were often added later on.  In the 17th century, some churches removed one of their towers to avoid excessive taxation by the Spanish crown.

Example at Santa Prisca, Taxco

Bell Gable or Espadaña

BELL TOWER (Halacho)