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The Belfries of Belgium and France is a group of 56 historical buildings designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, in recognition of an architectural manifestation of emerging civic independence in historic Flandersand neighbouring regions from feudal and religious influences, leading to a degree of local democracy of great significance in the history of humankind.UNESCO inscribed 32 towers onto its list of Belfries of Flanders and Wallonia in 1999. In 2005, the belfry of Gembloux in the Walloon Region of Belgium and 23 belfries from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie régions in the northern tip of France were appended to the renamed list. A notable omission is the Brussels City Hall belfry, as it was already part of the Grand Place World Heritage Site.Besides civic belfries, or buildings such as city halls that rather obviously may have rendered a similar service, the list includes religious buildings that also had served as watchtower or alarm bell tower: the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp and the St. Rumbolds Tower in Mechelen Flanders, and the St. Leonard's Church in Zoutleeuw (Flemish Brabant). Few of them are standalone towers; most are connected to larger buildings.

All 32 Unesco listed Belfries of Belgium are featured here.

Aalst

6 photos
Created 23-Jun-13
Modified 23-Jun-13
Aalst

Antwerp, Onze Lieve Vrouw Kathedraal

20 photos
Created 23-Jun-13
Modified 23-Jun-13
Antwerp, Onze Lieve Vrouw Kathedraal

Antwerp, Stadhuis

6 photos
Created 23-Jun-13
Modified 23-Jun-13
Antwerp, Stadhuis

Binche

13 photos
Created 11-Nov-13
Modified 11-Nov-13
Binche

Brugge

40 photos
Created 1-Mar-14
Modified 1-Mar-14
Brugge

Charleroi

3 photos
Created 5-Nov-13
Modified 5-Nov-13
Charleroi

Dendermonde

8 photos
Created 23-Jun-13
Modified 23-Jun-13
Dendermonde

Diksmuide

6 photos
Created 16-Feb-14
Modified 16-Feb-14
Diksmuide

Eeklo

11 photos
Created 1-Mar-14
Modified 1-Mar-14
Eeklo

Gembloux

11 photos
Created 5-Nov-13
Modified 5-Nov-13
Gembloux

Gent

50 photos
Created 11-Sep-16
Modified 11-Sep-16
Gent

Herentals

4 photos
Created 23-Jun-13
Modified 23-Jun-13
Herentals

Ieper

16 photos
Created 29-Nov-13
Modified 29-Nov-13
Ieper

Kortrijk

14 photos
Created 1-Dec-13
Modified 1-Dec-13
Kortrijk

Leuven

3 photos
Created 23-Jun-13
Modified 23-Jun-13
Leuven

Lier

13 photos
Created 2-Mar-14
Modified 2-Mar-14
Lier

Lo-Reninge

13 photos
Created 16-Feb-14
Modified 16-Feb-14
Lo-Reninge

Mechelen

5 photos
Created 23-Jun-13
Modified 23-Jun-13
Mechelen

Menen

9 photos
Created 29-Nov-13
Modified 29-Nov-13
Menen

Mons

13 photos
Created 22-Nov-13
Modified 22-Nov-13
Mons

Namen

11 photos
Created 5-Nov-13
Modified 5-Nov-13
Namen

Nieuwpoort

19 photos
Created 15-Feb-14
Modified 15-Feb-14
Nieuwpoort

Oudenaarde

18 photos
Created 16-Feb-14
Modified 16-Feb-14
Oudenaarde

Roeselare

15 photos
Created 16-Feb-14
Modified 16-Feb-14
Roeselare

St Truiden

2 photos
Created 23-Jun-13
Modified 23-Jun-13
St Truiden

Tienen

3 photos
Created 23-Jun-13
Modified 23-Jun-13
Tienen

Tielt

13 photos
Created 1-Dec-13
Modified 1-Dec-13
Tielt

Thuin

13 photos
Created 11-Nov-13
Modified 11-Nov-13
Thuin

Tongeren

2 photos
Created 23-Jun-13
Modified 23-Jun-13
Tongeren

Tournai

10 photos
Created 20-Nov-13
Modified 20-Nov-13
Tournai

Veurne

16 photos
Created 15-Feb-14
Modified 15-Feb-14
Veurne

Zoutleeuw

8 photos
Created 23-Jun-13
Modified 23-Jun-13
Zoutleeuw