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.

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Amsterdam Canal Ring Westerkerk
Banska Stiavnica Town Hall
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
Brugge At the Belfry
Fortified City of Carcassonne church of St-Vincent
Oporto Tower of Clerigos
Rammelsberg and Goslar Goslar - on the gable of the former city treasury on the east side of the Market Square.
Rome St. Paul's Within the Walls
Salzburg Neue Residenz
St. Petersburg Peter and Paul Cathedral
Westminster At Big Ben


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