The rabot, construction finished in the year 1941, is a fine example of military architecture. In 1488 Maximilian of Austria tried to conquer the city, taking advantage of the most vulnerable point of the defensive wall. After 40 days of siege, he was unable to get anything up the field. Then the municipal government decided to strengthen the central building with two towers, which can be seen in the pictures.
Sint-Baafsplein Square has something to admire and photograph from every angle (something normal in Ghent). There are St. Bavo Cathedral, the Town Clock, in NTGent, and, in the centre, a large bell that calls the attention of all onlookers, the Klokke Roeland. This bell was recast in 1660, after Charles the 5th ordered the destruction of the previous on in 1324. The people of Ghent even have a song dedicated to this great bell! In this beautiful place, there are also other embellished monuments, as you can see in the photos.