Kortrijk Béguinage

Kortrijk, Belgium

The Saint Elisabeth Béguinage (Begijnhof) from 1238 is a combination of a béguinage square and street and was added to UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998. The Kortrijk béguinage was surrounded by the castle of the Counts of Flanders, the city walls and the St. Martin's Church Cemetery and is situated between the Church of Our Lady and the St. Martin's Church. The Kortrijk béguinage has been destroyed several times and its current form dates back to the 17th century. It comprises forty small Baroque houses each with an enclosed front garden.

The house with the double stepped-gable (1649) belonged to the 'Grand Dame'. The remarkable stair turret is the corner tower of the former St. Anna hall from 1682. In the Sint-Annaroom you will find the new experience centre. Her you will be immersed in many centuries of history in a remarkably dynamic manner. The béguinage also includes three chapels, including the Gothic Saint Matthew Chapel from 1464 that was transformed into the Baroque style in the 18th century. House number 41, near the entrance to the béguinage, will be converted into a house museum.

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Elisabeth Adant (6 months ago)
Beautiful place, must have a look at ! Super clean, nice feeling and the museum is interesting (and free)
Jovelyn Garcia (6 months ago)
it was quite good, but due to bad weather did not do much.. nice city
Lara Rashidi (10 months ago)
Very pretty, historic part of Kortrijk. Even some eateries tucked away in cosy corners.
M. Vanwynsberghe (10 months ago)
Lovely place with a tiny and free interactive museum. Great for kids to run around freely. There is also a cosy and quality restaurant/bar.
Sergii Chebotkin (11 months ago)
Good place. Silent streets, causy restaurants. The best bar Tamplier :)
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