Carillons

A carillon is a musical instrument that is usually housed in a free-standing bell tower, or the belfry of a church or other municipal building. The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to play a melody, or sounded together to play a chord. A carillon is played by striking a keyboard.

World Heritage Sites connected to 'Carillons':

  • Amsterdam Canal Ring Westerkerk
  • Banska Stiavnica Town Hall; link
  • Belfries Aalst, Antwerp, Binche, Bruges, Charleroi, Dendermonde, Diksmuide, Eeklo, Gembloux, Gent, Herentals, Ypres, Kortrijk, Leuven, Mechelen, Menen, Mons, Sint-Truiden, Thuin, Tielt, Tienen, Tongeren, Tournai, Zoutleeuw, Bergues, Douai
  • Fortified City of Carcassonne church of St-Vincent
  • Oporto Tower of Clerigos
  • Rome St. Paul's Within the Walls
  • Salzburg Neue Residenz
  • St. Petersburg Peter and Paul Cathedral