A SPANISH town is considering fining a medieval church €16,000 because its bells are ‘too noisy’.
The Ayuntamiento of Mostoles, near Madrid, said it has measured the noise level of the Our Lady of the Assumption Church following complaints from residents.
They found that the bells were 30 decibels above the 55 rate allowed by town regulations.
Normal conversation produces around 55-60 decibels while an airplane in flight can produce 110-120.
Parish priest Ignacio Torres has said the bells have always been ringing in the town, and that he has no idea how the church would pay the fine if it was enforced.