Ironically thousands upon thousands of tourists arrive at Charleroi airport every day, before immediately leaving and heading north to Brussels. The sprawling city has seen better days since its industry failed and firms and businesses fled.
Explore the abandoned power plant
Monstrous in size and eerie to wander around, the power plant has long been derelict. Cavernous inside it is one of the most impressive sites to visit.
The cooling water tower still looms outside
Wandering around Charleroi you can’t help but notice the lack of love and care for a lot of its buildings. Dilapidated and decaying, they make for great urban exploration.
Take part in a tour
All around the city are ruined buildings vacated by their previous owners. Entrepreneurial individuals now offer tour guides in the form of an ‘urban safari’.