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 Flanders and 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. A notable omission is the Brussels City Hall belfry, as it was already part of the Grand Place World Heritage Site.The Tongeren Basilica (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Basiliek), built in Gothic style in the 13th century, where recent excavations have produced some of the richest archaeological finds in Flanders.
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Belgium
Keywords:Basilica of our Lady, Belfries, Belfries of Belgium, Belfries of Belgium and France, Belgique, Belgium, België, Flanders, Flandre, Heritage, Patrimoine Mondial, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, The List, Tongeren, Tongern, Tongres, Toren, Unesco, Vlaanderen, Welterbe, Werelderfgoed, World Heritage, basiliek, church, kerk, kirche, onze lieve vrouw basiliek