"THE CARILLON.The Carillon (or..." Gent Things to Do Tip by dedeckerm.

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The Carillon (or set of Bells) is part of the Flemish tradition of bell music. The most famous of all Flemish bells, the 'Roeland' bell, used to hang in the Belfry. Later, other and smaller bells were hung in the tower. In 1914, one of the bells was electrically tested, with a burst as a result. This bell, the 'Triomfant', can now be seen on the square next to the tower. The tower is also crowned with a guilded dragon, which was cast in Ghent in 1377.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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