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Belfort van Gent

Identification

Belfort van Gent
108914

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Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
masonry
wood
exposed structure
light gray
gothic
no

Usages

museum

Facts

  • The Belfry is accessible to the public and provides visitors a nice panoramic view of the city of Ghent.
  • In 1999, the belfry was designated a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The dragon on top of the pinnacle weights about 400kg and is 3.55m long, 2.1m wide and 1.5m high.
  • The design of this belfry is based on Le Beffroi, which is the oldest belfry in northern Europe.

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Location

Emile Braunplein
Emile Braunplein
9000
Gent
Flemish Region
Belgium

Technical Data

298.56 ft
298.56 ft
6
1
1321
1338
1

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • UNESCO landmark
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