5 curious urban details in Ghent

1) Dulle Griet

An enormous red wrought iron cannon stands near the Vrijdagmarkt. Constructed in the early 15th century, it was considered one of the most formidable weapons in mediaeval Europe. Named Dulle Griet after a legendary mad woman in Flemish folklore, it was only fired once during a siege in the 16th century when the heavy cannonball fell harmlessly to the ground.

Dulle Griet monument in Ghent


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