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The Belfry Tower

the Belfry Tower

the Belfry Tower

the Belfry Tower

the Belfy TowerThe Belfry tower of Ghent dominates with the towers of the St-Nicholas church and the St. Bavo Cathedral the center of the city. Construction of the 95 metre high belfry started around 1313 and was completed in 1380. The bell tower was used to announce the time and various warnings. The Cloth Hall against the tower dates from around 1425 and was the gathering place of wool and cloth merchants.