On the facade of the town hall of Mons, you can find a statue of a monkey, it is the most famous monkey in the whole country. The bronze monkey fits comfortably in your hands. According to a legend, if you stroke the animal's head, you can make a wish. Picture by Pixabay The only condition is that it has to be a modest wish, so don't go for the big money. If you succeed and the monkey is in a good mood, your wish could come true within a year. Be careful what you wish for. A long time ago, the Mons monkey was a pillory. Naughty children were tied to it as punishment.
The city of Mons is located in the south of Belgium, it is a surprisingly beautiful and lively city. The city of Mons is spread over five mountains. Mons, French for mountains, owes its name to these mountains. Photo by Alexis Mette on Unsplash The old town of Bergen in particular is a joy to explore. In the center is the Grand Place, the main square which is graced by several typical buildings spanning over a period of 400 years, dating back from the 15th to 18th centuries. In particular, the Toison d'Or House of 1615 and the Chapel of St. George of 1604 are two architectural highlights of the city. The protected bell tower above the city and the church of Sainte-Waudru with its interior full of artistic and religious relics are also two of the main attractions. But o ne of the most beautiful buildings is perhaps the 15th-century town hall. On summer days, the pleasant square is filled with terraces. Photo by Aleksandr Kadykov on Unsplash There are almost no large internationa