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Begijnhof St Elisabeth (St. Elisabeth House)

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A picturesque place to visit where Nuns used to run a medieval women's refuge. Cobblestone alleys... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Martin G
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Medieval Refuge for Women World Heritage Site Restored

Currently nearing completion of a total restoration this Begijnhof/Beginage is one of the seven... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
MHAccorLoyal
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A picturesque place to visit where Nuns used to run a medieval women's refuge. Cobblestone alleys and small streets leading to the houses. A chapel within the complex and a snack area.

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Currently nearing completion of a total restoration this Begijnhof/Beginage is one of the seven remaining Belgian World Heritage designated sites. With a chapel, former school house and the former residence of the senior Begin now converted into a delightful café this has to be part...More

Thank MHAccorLoyal
Reviewed 25 August 2018

An undisturbed spot in the heart of a city. Ideal for smaller. Ancient om the outside but modern in the interior. A lovely surrounding makes you want to come back again and again.

Thank KEFinnman
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This unique place, Unesco World Heritage, in the middle of the city. A romantic quiet settings ideal to take some nice pictures and a very nostalgic atmosphere. Free entrance!

Thank johan c
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

It was a nice visit to a site that represent history in the heart of Kortrijk but I have today I enjoyed the cafe bar as I enjoyed watching the models of how the nuns life used to be inside the baginhof.

Thank JemoScout
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Interesting old 17th century Flemish architecture, surrounds a pleasant courtyard. The café in the former Head Begijn's house is well worth a visit, serving beers, wines, cold drinks as well as pastries. Well worth a look

Thank DesdinovaUK
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We found the Begijnhof (Béguinage) very easily, as it is five minutes walk from the underground car park we used - after 4 hours 7€ all day. It is beautifully preserved and undergoing further renovation at the moment. The coffee shop in the Grand Mistress's...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

What a profound place to wander around in the central part of old Kortrijk. Beautiful buildings, the statue of the last nun to preside here and a general feel of nostalgia. Free to walk.

Thank 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

i dont belog to christianity but i must say it has a diffrent feeling when you have been.... i totally recommend it to you

Thank Sühan S
Reviewed 4 February 2018

One of the few World Heritage Beginages/Begijnhofs in Belgium and so close to the WW1 battlefields of West Flanders that it is a missed opportunity for visitors to see and learn about how women sought refuge and protection over 500 years ago. Today we call...More

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