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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Frédéric LORIAUX (8 months ago)
The view from the top of the belfry is magnificent. Access to the top is via a staircase. The photos are taken before the covid and the works. This will make it possible to compare the before and after the new development of the Ville Haute. The Tourist Office regularly organized guided tours but I no longer see these appearing in the 2022 catalog?? The city is changing and I think for the better.
robert margilly (2 years ago)
To see the hardest part is finding a parking space
DANIEL GEURINCKX (2 years ago)
Historic place not to be missed. Exceptional entrance hall. Do not miss the giants. Cultural heritage of Charleroi
Emil Aleksandrov Yanev (3 years ago)
The bell tower is part of the Charleroi Town Hall. It is a monument declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Designed by architect Joseph André in 1936. It successfully combines classicism and art deco. 70 meters high and accessible by 250 steps, it is built with blue and white stones and bricks. It is crowned by a bronze bell tower. The last three levels are reserved for the rooms of the forty-seven bells of the carillon that animates the city every quarter of an hour.
Lieve De Vetter (3 years ago)
Beautiful from the outside, from the inside due to circumstances not seen everything.
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