Fun Facts about the city of Mons

Recently I was spending a visit to the city of Mons. A beautiful tiny city in the south of Belgium. Let’s talk a little bit about fun facts about the city.

The St Waltrude church took over 200 years to complete.

The belfry is the only Baroque-style belltower in Belgium.

The belfry is listed as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO since 1999.

Mons was made into a fortified city in the 12th century

The Mundaneum was opened in 1910 in order to collect all of the world’s knowledge.

The Mundaneum used to have a total of 12 million cards, classified to the Universal Decimal Classification system.

Rubbing the head of the Guardhouse Monkey on the main square allows you a wish.

Which fun fact amazed you the most? Let me know!

Disclaimer: The trip inspiring this post was organized and funded by Toerisme Wallonië.

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