MEXICO CITY - SMG/1 : MEXICO

   Reloj y Campanario de la Basilica

*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 not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1990
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
*Links:

A local page has a large quasi-aerial photo in which the bell-and-clock tower can be seen in the middle of the plaza.

Another local page has a large photo in which part of the bell-and-clock tower can be seen at the right edge.  Under the Recorridos link on that page should be a link to the Carrillón; but it was found to be broken as of Dec.2019.  Also, the Contact form in page footers is broken.

Stock photo (B/W)

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

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 18-Jan-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/01/14
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/01
*Photos:

(none available)

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