Did you know that the Mons Belfry is the only baroque building of its type in Belgium? It was built between 1661 and 1672 by the architect-sculptor, Louis Ledoux, and the engineer-surveyor, Vincent Anthony. This colossal tower has already dominated the city for more than three centuries! In 1999, UNESCO classified it as a world heritage site, to the great pride of the people of Mons! With its 365 steps, 87-metre height, 49 bells, square base with 14-metre-long sides, practically identical facades, Ionic, Doric and Corinthian elements, four large clock dials, and more, the building is certainly imposing!

For the people of Mons, it's the symbol of an entire city! A landmark not to be ignored! In times gone by, the Belfry announced the opening of the city gates, curfews, work and rest times, fires, and the arrival of enemy troops spotted by the lookout. This person also rang the bells of freedom at the end of the First World War. In short, the Belfry is something of a guardian angel for Mons.