Grand Place, Tournai, Belgium

You will hardly find a town square that is not interesting in the European countries. Lined with cafes and restaurants, all you need to do is just pull a chair, relax, sip a cuppa and time will fly! I wish there was a similar concept in my country!

Tournai town square was no different. That particular day when I was there, the weekly market was on, more hustle bustle around the area more activities. Various kinds of items were on sale, most of the waffle selling spots were crowded. The sights of interesting façade patterns, mostly red brick work decorated with various embellishments led us on.

This city, Tournai is one of the most important cultural sites in Belgium. The mixed Romanesque- and Gothic-style cathedral of Notre Dame de Tournai and the belfry, the oldest in Belgium, have been jointly designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. There are a series of water fountains that are fun to observe and even play in the middle of Grand Place.

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16 Responses

  1. You make it sound so inviting! Now I want to visit Tournai!

  2. Rajesh says:

    Wonderful architecture, real world heritage.

  3. Joop Zand says:

    Nice buildings, look likes Amsterdam.

    greetngs, Joop

  4. Sylvia K says:

    Such beautiful architecture! Such a beautiful, historical city!! Wonderful post for the day, Indrani!!

  5. DeniseinVA says:

    I find European architecture really beautiful, great photo! Thanks Indrani and have a great week.

  6. magiceye says:

    Lovely ambiance of old world charm

  7. Marvelous building with amazing architecture !

  8. Cloudia says:

    Europeans seem to have perfected shared public space!

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  9. ladyfi says:

    So very lovely.

  10. Onkar says:

    lovely picture. your account of the place is so interesting.

  11. colleen says:

    I fell in love with beer in Belgium. We were visiting friends in Antwerp. I was impressed with the architecture.

  12. Carver says:

    Beautiful and interesting place.

  13. Leovi says:

    Yes, it is beautiful, wonderful architecture, thanks Indrani.

  14. Oh there is a Notre Dame de Tournai too. These structures fascinate me. Thanks

  15. arabesque says:

    market place is one thing I look for when I travel,
    lovely scene.
    would def, take a tour there when I say hello to Belgium.

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