Belfry of Ghent

belfry of ghent

The second of The Three Towers is the Belfry (or Belfort) of Ghent. The 14th-century watchtower rises high above the city skyline. 256 steps lead the way to the top through a textually-guided museum, but the real star of the show is the incredible panoramic view of Ghent to be seen at the top– a worthy reward for reaching that 256th step (or for waiting for the elevator).

belfry of ghent

On the Way Up

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belfry of ghent bells

dragon

A dragon similar to this is at the top of the tower. It is the symbol of Ghent.

belfry of ghent steps

Almost there...

At the Top

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