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UNESCO World Heritage in Belgium


On 1 July 2012, the four major mining sites in Wallonia were listed under the World Heritage by Unesco.

 

The Grand-Hornu, Bois-du-Luc, Bois du Cazier and Blegny-Mine as a whole, are now part of the list together with other Walloon sites, including the lifts in the Centre, the Walloon belfries, the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai and the Neolithic sites in Spiennes.

And that's not all! In Brussels and Wallonia a number of sites and popular traditions are also listed under the World Heritage by Unesco. They're waiting just for you...

Don't miss the UNESCO sites

Brussels

Horta Museum (SAINT-GILLES)

The Horta Museum, a Unesco World Heritage site, welcomes you to the former home of famous Belgian architect Victor Horta....

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Hotel Solvay (IXELLES)

The Hotel Solvay, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is recognised as architect Victor Horta's masterpiece....

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Hôtel Tassel (IXELLES)

The Hôtel Tassel is a town house built in 1893 by Victory Horta. This Art Nouveau jewel in Brussels is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site....

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Stoclet Palace (WOLUWE-SAINT-PIERRE)

This luxurious property was built between 1905 and 1911 by the Viennese architect Joseph Hoffmann....

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The Grand-Place in Brussels (BRUXELLES)

The Grand-Place in Brussels
© WBT - G. Batistini

The Grand Place, listed under the UNESCO world heritage, is considered one of the most beautiful squares on earth....

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The Hotel Van Eetvelde (BRUXELLES)

The Hôtel Van Eetvelde, a remarkable Art Nouveau town house in Brussels, was built by Victor Horta between 1895 and 1898....

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Wallonia

Hainaut :

Bois-Du-Luc Ecomuseum (HOUDENG-AIMERIES)

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 Bois-Du-Luc Ecomuseum
© Ecomusee du Bois-du-Luc

In 2012, the Bois-du-Luc, one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, has been listed under the Unesco World Heritage....

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Belfry of Tournai (TOURNAI)

Belfry of Tournai
© Ville Tournai

The belfry of Tournai, which is part of the Unesco World Heritage, is Belgium's oldest. All the rooms along its 257 steps are now open to the public...

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Binche Belfry (BINCHE)

Binche Belfry
© WBT - A. Brancart

The belfry is located in Binche's town hall, which dates back to the 14th century....

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Charleroi Belfry (CHARLEROI)

Charleroi Belfry
© WBT - J.P.Remy

The belfry is part of the Charleroi City Hall, designed by architect Joseph André in 1936. It is a perfect blend of Classicism and Art Deco....

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Grand-Hornu Mining Site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions (HORNU)

Grand-Hornu Mining Site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions
© SPW-Patrimoine - Guy Focant

The Grand-Hornu, one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, was listed as a Unesco World Heritage site in 2012. ...

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Le Bois du Cazier: Mining, Glass and Industry museums (MARCINELLE)

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Le Bois du Cazier: Mining, Glass and Industry museums
© WBT / Alessandra Petrosino

The Bois du Cazier, one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, has been listed under the Unesco World Heritage....

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Mons Belfry, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (MONS)

Mons Belfry, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
© WBT - J.P.Remy

This proud symbol of Mons' identity, affectionately known as "el catiau", was erected in the 17th century after the bell tower collapsed in 1661....

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Neolithic flint mines in Spiennes (SPIENNES)

Neolithic flint mines in Spiennes
© WBT - J.L. Flémal

The neolithic splint mines in Spiennes are a listed World UNESCO heritage site....

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Notre-Dame Cathedral, Tournai (TOURNAI)

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Tournai
© WBT - J.P.Remy

UNESCO listed Tournai Cathedral, with its five bell towers, Romanesque nave and transept and Gothic chancel, is a gem of medieval architecture....

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The Hydraulic Lifts of the Historic Canal du Centre (HOUDENG-GOEGNIES)

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The Hydraulic Lifts of the Historic Canal du Centre
© FTPH - C. Carpentier

Come and visit the famous historic Canal du Centre and its timeless engineering structures classified as UNESCO world heritage sites. ...

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Thuin Belfry (THUIN)

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Thuin Belfry
© WBT - J.P. Remy

Thuin belfry, one of the Belfries of Belgium and France listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, offers an unforgettable visit....

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Liège :

Blegny-Mine (BLEGNY)

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Blegny-Mine
© Blegny-Mine / P. Servais

Discover this authentic coal mine in the green heart of the Euregio, near the land of Dalhem-Blegny. A real gem of the Walloon industrial heritage...

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Namur :

Gembloux Belfry (GEMBLOUX)

Gembloux Belfry
© Michaël CLEVE

The Gembloux belfry, clock tower of the former Saint-Sauveur church, is a UNESCO world heritage site....

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Namur Belfry (NAMUR)

Namur Belfry
© Jacques Leurquin - Ville de Namur

From the 14th century, the Namur belfry was located in the tower of the Saint-Pierre-au-Château collegiate church....

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Watch UNESCO traditional festivals around Brussels and Wallonia

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04/05/2014>28/09/2014 > FOLKLORIC MARCHES OF THE REGION ENTRE-SAMBRE-ET-MEUSE (WALLONIE)

<strong>04/05/2014>28/09/2014 ></strong> FOLKLORIC MARCHES OF THE REGION ENTRE-SAMBRE-ET-MEUSE
© WBT - Alex Kouprianoff

The folkloric marches of the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse enliven the region from May to October...

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15/06/2014 > Doudou: Golden Carriage, Lumeçon Battle & Ducasse Sainte-Waudru (MONS)

<strong>15/06/2014 ></strong> Doudou: Golden Carriage, Lumeçon Battle & Ducasse Sainte-Waudru
© WBT - J. Jeanmart

The Procession of the Golden Carriage is 657 years old and has been recognised as a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. In Mons on 26/05/13....

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22/06/2014 > Trinity Festival: Procession and Military March (WALCOURT)

<strong>22/06/2014 ></strong> Trinity Festival: Procession and Military March
© Fête de la trinité de Walcourt

Discover the 'Jeu du Jardinet' (Little Garden Game), the main event of the Notre-Dame march. It takes place in Walcourt on 25 and 26/05!...

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20/07/2014 > Procession and Military Parade of the Magdalene (JUMET)

<strong>20/07/2014 ></strong> Procession and Military Parade of the Magdalene
© marche de la Madeleine

This famous march is still one of the most quaint traditional events of the Sambre region with its unusual dance of the pilgrims! In Jumet in July 2014....

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09/08/2014 > The Planting of the Meyboom (BRUXELLES)

<strong>09/08/2014 ></strong> The Planting of the Meyboom
© WBT - Alex Kouprianoff

The planting of the Meyboom, or tree of joy, has its roots in many legends and is a typical and popular event. Every year in Brussels on 9 August!...

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08/2014 > Ducasse of Ath - Vespers, Gouyasse and the Procession of the Giants (ATH)

<strong>08/2014 ></strong> Ducasse of Ath - Vespers, Gouyasse and the Procession of the Giants
© OT Ath - J. Flament

The Ducasse of Ath is a UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity which takes place on the 4th weekend of August....

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03/2015 > Carnival in Binche - the Gilles of Binche (BINCHE)

<strong>03/2015 ></strong> Carnival in Binche - the Gilles of Binche
© Ville de Binche 2014

The Carnival of Binche is a UNESCO masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage. Over 900 Gilles await you in Binche from 02 to 04/03/14....

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