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Address: Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 9 233 07 72
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and...

This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.

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Sensational Views

A lovely, moody old building, full of legend, in a very atmospheric corner of Ghent. The views from the belfry are superb. Well worth a visit. None of the display information is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely, moody old building, full of legend, in a very atmospheric corner of Ghent. The views from the belfry are superb. Well worth a visit. None of the display information is in English, and that's entirely fair when it's not their official language, but useful to know in advance. There's a multilingual app which is only available on Android,... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was worth a visit, but the price of €8 might put 'the undecided' off somewhat. Two of our group went in and found that there were very few English translations at each information station. We asked the nice gentleman at the booth if there was an English guide leaflet, and he promptly loaned us a 'tablet' with the relevant... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first I admired the building from outside, finally decided to go in and take a look. Very happy I did. This building is incredible and filled with a great deal of history. Be sure to stop 3/4 of the way up to watch the video on the history of the bells! The view from the top is breathtaking, didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are 255 steps (and a lift for those who prefer) to reach the top. There are several floors where you can stop and admire bells or other exhibits. The stairs are quite narrow and steps small in some places. A shame there were not more explanations in English/french.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love a bit of adventure, history and a great view of a stunning city. Do this!! The queues were fine in November if not non-existent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building which houses the Royal Sint-Michiels fencing club. Check out the view over Ghent from the tower.

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Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Very high tower right in the centre of the city. The bell tower is a symbol of all the flemish cities, and the bell tower of Gand is one of the best ever. Come and take a look. For going inside there is a ticket to pay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is a must-do if you are in Ghent! Thankfully there is a lift so that you don't have to brave the hundreds of steps going up if you don't want to. The tower itself contains some interesting exhibits on the bells and clocks used in the tower on the various floors. The view is spectacular and you can walk... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

There isn't much to read/do within the tower so you really visit the tower for the City views. And I believe the City views from Gravensteen Castle are better. I believe the tower could be so much more interesting if they had build out the story of the dragon, past and today. It's nice they have some dragon stories and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Easier than Brugges - yes! There are 55 steps and then there is a lift to the top with outstanding views. You can also see the mechanics of the quarter-hour chimes, which is a bit like a giant musical box! There are also interesting displays and a very interesting film running on how the giant bells are made and tuned.... More 

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