10 Sights in Mons, Belgium (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Mons, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 10 sights are available in Mons, Belgium.

Sightseeing Tours in Mons

1. Beffroi

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The Belfry of Mons is one of the more recent among the belfries of Belgium and France. At a height of 87 metres (285 ft), it dominates the city of Mons, Belgium, which is itself constructed on a hill. This belfry, classified in Belgium since 15 January 1936, belongs to the major cultural patrimony of Wallonia. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List on 1 December 1999, for its unique architecture, civic importance, and testimony to the birth of municipal influence and power in the area. It is the only one in Belgium that is constructed in Baroque style.

Wikipedia: Belfry of Mons (EN), Website, Heritage Website

2. Minières du Camp-à-Cayaux

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Minières du Camp-à-Cayaux

The Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes are among the largest and earliest Neolithic flint mines which survive in north-western Europe, located close to the Walloon village of Spiennes, southeast of Mons, Belgium. The mines were active during the mid and late Neolithic between 4,300 and 2,200 BC. Declared to be "remarkable for the diversity of technological solutions used for extraction" the site and its surroundings were inducted into the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 2000.

Wikipedia: Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes (EN), Website

3. Mundaneum

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The Mundaneum was an institution which aimed to gather together all the world's knowledge and classify it according to a system called the Universal Decimal Classification. It was developed at the turn of the 20th century by Belgian lawyers Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine. The Mundaneum has been identified as a milestone in the history of data collection and management, and as a precursor to the Internet.

Wikipedia: Mundaneum (EN), Website

4. Anciennes carrières souterraines de la Malogne

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The underground quarries of Malogne are made up of a set of contiguous and sometimes communicating farms, located in Cuesmes, in the province of Hainaut in Belgium. The main ones were those of the S. A. des Phosphates de la Malogne, Emile Rolland and Joseph Mortiau. Underground mining lasted there from 1877 to 1921/25, with a slight recovery in 1934.

Wikipedia: Carrières souterraines de la Malogne (FR), Heritage Website

5. Église Sainte-Élisabeth

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The Church of Sainte-Élisabeth is a religious building located rue de Nimy, a hundred meters from the Grand-Place in Mons, Belgium. A chapel built in the fourteenth century gives way to a Gothic building in the sixteenth, then baroque in the eighteenth century. Closed during the French revolutionary period, it became a Catholic parish again in 1803.

Wikipedia: Église Sainte-Élisabeth de Mons (FR), Heritage Website

6. Chapelle Saint-Calixte

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The Saint-Calixte chapel is an old religious building (deconsecrated), built in the eleventh century and remodeled in the fourteenth century, located in the historic center of the city of Mons in Belgium. Chapel of the castle of the Counts of Hainaut. It is now part of the site of the Belfry of Mons and can be visited in the form of guided tours.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Saint-Calixte de Mons (FR), Heritage Website

7. Hôtel de Ville de Mons

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The Hôtel de Ville de Mons is a public building located in the city of Mons, in the province of Hainaut (Belgium). Classified as a monument on 30 March 1936, it has been on the list of exceptional heritage of the Walloon Region since 2009.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de ville de Mons (FR), Architect Wikipedia, Heritage Website

8. Collégiale Sainte-Waudru

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Saint Waltrude Collegiate Church is a Catholic parish church in Belgium, named in honour of Saint Waltrude of Mons. The church is a notable example of Gothic architecture, and is protected by the heritage register of Wallonia.

Wikipedia: Saint Waltrude Collegiate Church (EN), Heritage Website

9. Parc du Château

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The ruins of the walls of the former Earl of Mons Castle are the remains of fortifications built at the end of the 12th century, in the center of Mons town in Heinot province (Belgium). They surrounded the park of the castle.

Wikipedia: Enceinte castrale de l'ancien château comtal de Mons (FR)

10. Musée du Chanoine Puissant

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The Musée Chanoine Puissant comes from the collection of Canon Edmond Puissant who bequeathed his collection to the city of Mons in 1933. This donation consisted of a collection of objects and two buildings.

Wikipedia: Musée Chanoine Puissant (FR)


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