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Carillons of the Mafra National Palace

Centro Nacional de Cultura

Europa Nostra

Europa Nostra

The two towers of the Mafra National Palace feature a unique set of 120 cast bronze bells, divided into hour, liturgical and carillon bells.

These outstanding musical instruments, both of which cover a range of 4 octaves, are the largest surviving 18th century carillons in the world.

Due to lack of maintenance or poor conservation, the wooden structures that support the bells are at risk of collapse.

The restoration of the two carillons would allow the fruition of the most singular expression of the musical European Baroque and foster an international musical and cultural circuit.

However, this can only be achieved with transnational technical and financial help.

Owner:
The Portuguese State

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  • Title: Carillons of the Mafra National Palace
  • Creator: Centro Nacional de Cultura
  • Location: Mafra, Portugal

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