Lower belfry
   Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima
   (Basilica da Nossa Senhora do Rosário
     de Fátima)
   Fátima, Santarém, Portugal
   LL: N 39.63217, W 8.67182
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   Autoplay daily with melodies dedicated
   to Our Lady of Fatima


   Bells cast here by Manuel Gonçalves or
   José Gonçalves Coutinho of Braga;
   electrified 1994; 3-train mechanical
   clock by Bento Rodrigues of Braga is
   not used.
   Four basses (excluding bourdon) swing,
   one in each opening of belfry.
   7 additional bells in tower are
   presumably in upper belfry, where
   at least 4 swing in belfry openings.
   Also reported as 62 bells.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 60 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1948
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S4nB  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1994

A Waymarking page for these bells has 3 photos of the tower.

Tourist page about the shrine, with a photo of the tower

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

Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all non-traditional carillons in Portugal.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Portugal.

   This page was built from the database on  7-Jul-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/07/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07

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