Mons

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Mons has been a strategic location since the 1C BC, its rich history is experienced through the city's architecture and museums.

Mons is home to several places of interest. The Grand Place is the center of the historic town and the stage for the annual mock-battle of the Lumecon. The City Hall, originally built near the current location of the belfry, was moved on the Grand Place in 13C. The flamboyant gothic building seen today dates from the 15C. In front of it stands a statue of a monkey, which is said to bring good fortune to those who pat his head. The collegiate church of Sainte-Waudru is a good specimen of Gothic architecture. The neighboring belfry, classified as a World Heritage Site, dates from the 17C and is the only Baroque-style belfry in Belgium. The so-called Spanish House dates from the 16C.
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  • Town border
  • Château de Beloeil
  • Gothic Church in Mons
  • MAC's - Musée des Arts Contemporains, Site du Grand-Hornu
  • Ayuntamiento de Mons
  • 裝飾藝術美術館, Musee des Arts Decoratifs
  • Grand Place
  • Monkey
  • Vincent Van Gogh's house
  • Drawers
   

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