Here are listed 3 existing
great bells of this region,
plus one under construction,
in descending order by weight.
The list includes qualifying bass bells of carillons.
The format of each entry is explained in a key
at the bottom of this page.
"Vox Patris", F00?, 50 tonnes, Metalodlew SA (Cracow, Poland)
with Jan Felczynski Church Bells Manufactory (Przemysl, Poland), 2018-19
Santuário Basilica do Divino Pai Eterno
(Sanctuary Basilica of the Divine Eternal Father)
Rua Dr. Irany Ferreira at Rua Dom Pedro II
Trindade, Goiás, Brazil
Associação Filhos do Pai Eterno
T: (62)3506-9800 E: email@example.com
LL: S 16.66105, W 49.48402 Site locator map
Cast Nov.2018; finished Apr.2019; to be installed in 2020.
4.5m in diameter and more than 4m high, counting the crown
> The official Website indicates that
a large new sanctuary is under construction, to be completed by Dec.2020,
and the new tower will presumably be part of that project.
But It is not clear from current overhead photography where the tower will rise
on this large property.
> Foundry Trade Journal,
Nov.2018 - An article details plans for the bell.
article (1Apr2019) on casting of the bell, with 3 photos from the casting process
and two showing the completed bell.
> The English Wikipedia
about the Basilica does not mention the projected tower and bells.
> Where this bell lies in the total sequence of output of the
North tower Cathedral Plaza de Armas
LL: S 13.51628, W 71.97826 Site locator map
Reported to be the largest bell in Peru;
may well be the largest in South America.
Hung dead, and clocked, as are several small bells
in the belfry openings of both towers.
Diameter 204 cm
> Photo of cathedral facade and towers
> Photo of cathedral and its surroundings
of cathedral from a different perspective
> Night photo
> Four photos of the building, plus a description
(mentioning the great bell) and an embedded Google Map of its location
Links and locator map:
> (See the site data page for the carillon, linked above.)
It seems possible that there may still be some "undiscovered" great bells
in other large old Catholic churches and cathedrals of this region.
This is because most early bells in such places were cast on site by itinerant bellfounders,
and so there are few records of them elsewhere.