Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Mons, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 2.9 km
Ascend 34 m
Descend 52 m

Explore Mons in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Mons

Sight 1: Collégiale Sainte-Waudru

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Saint Waltrude Collegiate Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Mons, Belgium, named in honour of Saint Waltrude. 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

208 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Musée du Chanoine Puissant

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The powerful canon museum comes from the powerful canon Edmond canon collection which bequeathed its collection to the city of Mons in 1933. This gift was made up of a collection of objects and two buildings.

Wikipedia: Musée Chanoine Puissant (FR)

282 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Parc du Château

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The remains of the castle enclosure of the former castle of Mons are the remains of fortifications erected towards the end of the twelfth century and located in the centre of the city of Mons in the province of Hainaut (Belgium). They surround the park of the Castle.

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

53 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: 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

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Chapel of Saint Callixtus

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The Saint-Calixte chapel is an old religious building (desecrated), built in the 11th century and altered in the 14th century, located in the historic center of the city of Mons in Belgium. Chapel of the castle of the counts of Hainaut. Today it is part of the Mons belfry site and remains visible in the form of guided tours.

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

545 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Musée d'histoire naturelle

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The Regional Museum of Natural Sciences is a natural history museum located in Mons in Belgium. Founded in 1839, it mainly includes collections in zoology and now has more than 10,000 pieces.

Wikipedia: Musée d'histoire naturelle de Mons (FR)

485 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Monument à Antoine Clesse

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Antoine Clesse (30 May 1816 – 9 March 1889) was a Belgian poet and songwriter.

Wikipedia: Antoine Clesse (FR)

194 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: 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

279 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Église Sainte-Élisabeth

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The Church of St. Elisabeth is a religious building located on Rue de Nimy, about a hundred meters from the Grand-Place in Mons, Belgium. A chapel built in the 14th century gave way to a Gothic building in the 16th century, then a Baroque one in the 18th century. Closed during the French Revolution, it became a Catholic parish again in 1803.

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

206 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Hôtel de Ville de Mons

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The town hall of Mons is a public building located in the city of Mons, in the province of Hainaut (Belgium). Classified as a monument on March 30, 1936, he appeared since 2009 on the exceptional heritage list of the Walloon Region.

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

549 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 11: Église Saint-Nicolas-en-Havré

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The Church of Saint-Nicolas-en-Havré is a religious building located in the Belgian municipality of Mons, in the province of Hainaut.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Nicolas-en-Havré (FR), Heritage Website


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