Catedral de Braga
   Rua Dom Paio Mendes
   Braga, Portugal
   LL: N 41.54996, W 8.42736
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   Catedral de Braga
   Rua Dom Paio Mendes
   4700-424 Braga
   T: 253 263 317
   E: info/@/se-braga DOTpt




   At least 15 bells hang in twin front
   towers for flywheel ringing;
   more than 200 from here and
   from various churches are collected in
   a bell museum here.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   Installation was completed in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020

The Portuguese Wikipedia article about the building says: "The first carillon of the Cathedral of Braga was opened in the 17th century.  Over the centuries, the Archbishops of Braga added new bells, making the Cathedral of Braga one of the largest in Portugal.  In 1996, 23 bells were replaced.  The bells removed over time from the Cathedral of Braga and the Churches of Braga are gathered in the Treasury-Museum of the Cathedral, which counts more than 200 bells.

Page about the Bell Museum (Museu do Sino) at the Cathedral.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Portugal.

   This page was built from the database on 15-Nov-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/11/11
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/11/11

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