Belfry Of Tournai, Belgium

The attractive imposing Belfry of Tournai! This belfry is the oldest of all belfrys of Belgium, it was built in 1188. Centuries back these belfrys in cities of Belgium and northern France were constructed as an emblem of municipal freedoms. They were used as a lookout tower to see approaching enemy, and as a fire lookout tower. 72m high, this building is one of a set of belfrys of Belgium and France registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The best part is that all rooms along the 257 steps to top are open to public, and the sad part is we didn’t go to top to get the fantastic deadly views of Tournai from there. Charges are not much, just two euros, but due to lack of time we had to skip this.

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19 Responses

  1. A great building in Belgium.

  2. Carver says:

    Wonderful shot of the beautiful belfry.

  3. magiceye says:

    Impressive belfry!

  4. Sylvia K says:

    A beautiful belfry and a terrific capture, Indrani! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  5. Anna says:

    Such beautiful architecture!

  6. George says:

    This is a very impressive belfry. I imagine the few from the top is magnificent.

  7. Carletta says:

    You've presented another wonderful architectural structure for us!
    I would have had to pass on the 257steps but I wouldn't have wanted to.

  8. Liza says:

    Love the angle of this shot. Happy sky watching.


  9. Bikramjit says:

    hmmm well there is always a next time i am sure to go to the top to enjoy the view 🙂


  10. Jeevan says:

    Great composing on the building!

  11. AmitAag says:

    This angle adds grandeur to this stately building! Nicely done!

  12. TexWisGirl says:

    really intricate designs. beautiful.

  13. Rajesh says:

    Beautiful. Such a old building and very much intact.

  14. arabesque says:

    and a towering belfry it is.
    nice one!

  15. Meoww says:

    Great shot on a grey day!

  16. Meoww says:

    Great shot on a grey day!

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