MEXICO CITY - SMG/1 : MEXICO

*Location:

   Basilica de la Virgen de Guadelupe
   (Basilica Sancta Maria de Guadelupe)
   Plaza Hidalgo 
   Colonia Villa de Guadelupe 
   Mexico, D.F., Mexico
   LL: N 19.48424, W 99.11629
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*Contact:

   Basilica de la Virgen de Guadelupe 
   Plaza Hidalgo 1 
   Colonia Villa de Guadelupe 
   T: 5577-6022

*Schedule:

  (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Major-third bells, part of an astro-
   nomical clockwork in freestanding
   tower.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1990
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

A local page reports this as 38 bells plus a wheel of 10 bells.

Traveler's photo of the clock tower, which stands on the east side of the plaza facing the old and new buildings of the Basilica.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
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Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Mexico DF, including the 19-bell chime (SMG/2) at the same place.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  3-Feb-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/01/22
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/01


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