Above the Halle flies Bruges's most attribute landmark, the Belfry, 83m/272ft high and with a slight lean towards the southeast. It is one of the premium bell towers in Belgium and there can certainly be few more imposing symbols of public pride. Work began on the tower in 1282, the highest octagonal upper section being finished two centuries later (in 1482). One can get to see carillon of 47 bells hangs in the tower. The tower is entered from the inner patio of the Halle and the top (366 steps) affords an excellent vista of the township and adjacent landscape.