FATIMA : PORTUGAL

*Location:

   Lower belfry
   Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima
   (Basilica)
   Fátima, Santarem, Portugal
   LL: N 39.63226, W 8.67185
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*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells by Manuel Goncalves; electrified
   1994; 3-train mechanical clock 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.

*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
*Links:

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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/05/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07
*Photos:

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