Tongeren Béguinage

Tongeren, Belgium

Tongeren Béguinage, founded in 1257 is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. Its enclosure wall was destroyed in the 19th century: it separated the beguinage from the rest of the city and thus guaranteed peace and quiet for the small religion-inspired community. In the 17th century the beguinage counted some 300 beguines; it was also able to survive the 1677 fire that destroyed most of the city. In the center of the béguinage stands the Saint Catherine Church, built in 1294 and one of the oldest churches in the entire city.

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Founded: 1257
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Godelieve Houben (17 months ago)
Leuk klein museum met vriendelijke ontvangst.
Carin van der Wielen (18 months ago)
Mooi bewaard gebleven historische plaats
stanny czachur (2 years ago)
Heel leuk klein museum waarbij je kijk krijgt in begijnhofkeven en de kerkschat van begijnhofkerk.
Rosie Goovaerts (2 years ago)
Zeker doen. Zeer vriendelijk onthaal met wat info over begijnhof. Zo mooie restauratie. Kan bezocht worden met gids verkleed in een non. Een verborgen gem.
Marie Anne Hannon (2 years ago)
Zeker de moeite ! En begeleid met een begijntje, de must
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