Belfry of Bruges

The belfry of Bruges, or Belfort, is a medieval bell tower in the historical centre of Bruges, Belgium. One of the city's most prominent symbols, the belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives, and served as an observation post for spotting fires and other danger. A narrow, steep staircase of 366 steps, accessible by the public for an entry fee, leads to the top of the 83-metre-high building, which leans about a metre to the east.

To the sides and back of the tower stands the former market hall, a rectangular building only 44 m broad but 84 m deep, with an inner courtyard. The belfry, accordingly, is also known as the Halletoren (tower of the halls).

The building is a central feature of the 2008 film In Bruges.

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Belfry Of Bruges - Bells
... In the 16th century the tower received a carillon, allowing the bells to be played by means of a hand keyboard ... Starting from 1604, the annual accounts record the employment of a carilloneur to play songs during Sundays, holidays and market days ...

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