Charleroi Belfry

Charleroi, Belgium

Charleroi Belfry is part of the City Hall, designed by architect Joseph André in 1936. It is a perfect blend of Classicism and Art Deco. The 70-metre-high belfry can be accessed by climbing 250 stairs and was built using blue and white stone and bricks. It is crowned with a small bronze tower. The last three levels are reserved for the chambers of the 47 bells forming the carillon. Every fifteen minutes it chimes out a few bars of folk songs by Jacques Bertrand, the bard of Charleroi. This belfry is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Founded: 1936
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Belgium

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Анатолій Вербицький (4 months ago)
Unfortunately, I did not hear the bells
José Guerrero S (6 months ago)
It is the bell tower of the Town Hall of Charleroi, it is the most recent in Belgium and the only one in Art Deco style, it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Access can only be made on certain dates and has 270 steps.
Dinesh K (8 months ago)
Tower view is good
fauvergenne baize philippe nathalie (9 months ago)
Charleroi upper town. To be historical,... It's historic.
Joelle VANGASSE (2 years ago)
Beautiful architecture the visit to the belfry is worthwhile
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