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Première enceinte de Bruxelles

Posted 18 October 2008 | By | Categories: Old town wall | 3 Comments

The “Première enceinte de Bruxelles” is French for the first walls of Brussels, wich are a series of fortifications that were built around the city and date back from the 13th Century. Along the 4 KM long walls, forty individual towers were built as defenive measures where entry within the walls was possible by seven […]

Tour noire

Posted 09 January 2008 | By | Categories: Old town wall | No Comments

La tour noire or in English the black tower located right behind the St. Catherine Church is one of the few remnants of the old town wall that was demolished in the 16th Century. The tower was saved from demolition simply because it could be used as a storage facility and nowadays houses a little […]

Porte the Hal

Posted 08 December 2007 | By | Categories: Old town wall | No Comments

Porte de Hal is the only surviving of the original seven gates set to protect the city of Brussels within a wall. This medieval construction was build from 1357 to 1373 and was only spared from demolition when the second town walls were dismantled because its vocation had previously been changed into a prison. It […]

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