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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, Art Nouveau town house in Brussels (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, Art Nouveau style, Brussels (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, UNESCO World Heritage Site (TOURNAI)

Belfry of Tournai, UNESCO World Heritage Site
© 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, UNESCO World Heritage Site (BINCHE)

Binche Belfry,  UNESCO World Heritage Site
© 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, UNESCO World Heritage Site (CHARLEROI)

Charleroi Belfry, UNESCO World Heritage Site
© 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 historical site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions (HORNU)

Grand-Hornu historical 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, 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 Historic Canal du Centre and its Hydraulic Lifts (THIEU)

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The Historic Canal du Centre and its Hydraulic Lifts
© FTPH - C. Carpentier

Come and visit the famous historic Canal du Centre and its hydraulic lifts. Timeless pieces of engineering art classed 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, coal mine and UNESCO world heritage site (BLEGNY)

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Blegny-Mine, coal mine and UNESCO world heritage site
© 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, UNESCO World Heritage Site (GEMBLOUX)

Gembloux Belfry, UNESCO World Heritage Site
© 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, UNESCO World Heritage Site (NAMUR)

Namur Belfry, UNESCO World Heritage Site
© 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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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 in March 2015!...

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05/2015 > Saint-Faicre Folkloric March in Tarcienne (TARCIENNE)

Traditional march in honour of Saint Fiacre, which celebrates the start of the folkloric marches of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse....

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05/2015 > Folkloric Marches in Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse (WALLONIE)

<strong>05/2015 ></strong> Folkloric Marches in Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse
© WBT - Alex Kouprianoff

From May to September 2014, discover the Folkloric Marches in Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse, 15 Walloon folkloric treasures recognised as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. ...

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05/2015 > MILITARY MARCH FOR SAINT-ROCH (THUIN)

<strong>05/2015 ></strong> MILITARY MARCH FOR SAINT-ROCH
© OPT / J.P. Remy

On Saturday evening, the whole town resounds with the echo of drumbeats while the townsfolk gather (from 20h30) on the uptown ramparts where they will stay awake throughout the...

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31/05/2015 > Doudou: Car d'Or, Lumeçon Battle & Ducasse Sainte-Waudru (MONS)

<strong>31/05/2015 ></strong> Doudou: Car d'Or, Lumeçon Battle & Ducasse Sainte-Waudru
© WBT - J. Jeanmart

The Procession of the Car d'Or is 657 years old and has been recognised as a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. In Mons on 31/05/15!...

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06/2015 > Saint-Roch Folkloric March in Châtelet (CHATELET)

The origins of the folkloric march of Saint-Roch can be found in a 17th century pilgrimage during which the image of Notre-Dame of Rome was carried to the monastery of Soleilmont...

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06/2015 > PROCESSION OF SAINTE-ROLENDE (GERPINNES)

<strong>06/2015 ></strong> PROCESSION OF SAINTE-ROLENDE
© OPT J.L. Flemal

This march is one of the most important as well as one of the longest and most popular of all the processions of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse : it starts very early in the morning at 2...

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06/2015 > The Trinity folkloric marches in Walcourt (WALCOURT)

<strong>06/2015 ></strong> The Trinity folkloric marches in Walcourt
© Fête de la trinité de Walcourt

The Sunday following Trinity Sunday, Walcourt invites you to the great folkloric march in honour of Notre-Dame...

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06/2015 > Saint Peter and Saint Paul Folkloric March in Florennes (FLORENNES)

Florennes invites you to share a wonderful moment: the folkloric march in honour of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Its heritage is recognised by UNESCO!...

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07/2015 > Magdalene Folkloric March in Jumeth (JUMET)

<strong>07/2015 ></strong> Magdalene Folkloric March in Jumeth
© marche de la Madeleine

The Magdalene Tour on Jumet is a religious procession escorted by military societies and their brass bands. Heritage recognised by UNESCO!...

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07/2015 > Saint-Christophe Folkloric March (HANZINELLE)

The Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse Folkloric March in honour of Saint Christopher.Origins of the Napoleonic Marches...

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08/2015 > The Planting of the Meyboom - Folklore & traditions in Brussels (BRUXELLES)

<strong>08/2015 ></strong> The Planting of the Meyboom - Folklore & traditions in Brussels
© 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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08/2015 > Saint Lambert Folkloric March in Cerfontaine (CERFONTAINE)

<strong>08/2015 ></strong> Saint Lambert Folkloric March in Cerfontaine
© SI Cerfontaine

The Saint Lambert Folkloric March taking place on 15 August in Cerfontaine, along with Napoleonic-style uniforms and a music parade. A UNESCO intangible cultural heritage....

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08/2015 > Saint-Roch Procession & Military March (HAM-SUR-HEURE)

<strong>08/2015 ></strong> Saint-Roch Procession & Military March
© Procession et Marche Militaire Saint-Roch de Ham-sur-Heure

This traditional procession invades the streets and country lanes of this village in Hainault. In Ham-sur-Heure, on the first Sunday after 15 August....

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08/2015 > Ducasse of Ath - Vespers, Gouyasse and the Procession of the Giants (ATH)

<strong>08/2015 ></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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09/2015 > SAINT-FEUILLEN MARCH (FOSSES-LA-VILLE)

<strong>09/2015 ></strong> SAINT-FEUILLEN MARCH
© SI Fosses-la-Ville

Every 7 years, Fosses-la-Ville gets the rythm of fifes and drums for the extraordinary meeting of all the region's hikers...

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