The Béguines were women who dedicated their lives to God without retiring from the world. In the 13th century they founded the béguinages , enclosed communities designed to meet their spiritual and material needs.

The Flemish béguinages are architectural ensembles composed of houses, churches, ancillary buildings and green spaces, with a layout of either urban or rural origin and built in styles specific to the Flemish cultural region.

They are a fascinating reminder of the tradition of the Béguines that developed in north-western Europe in the Middle Ages.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

13 sites in this World Heritage

  • Béguinage de Hoogstraten
  • Béguinage de Lier (Lierre)
  • Grand Béguinage de Mechelen (Malines)
  • Béguinage de Turnhout
  • Beguinage de Sint-Truiden (Saint Trond)
  • Béguinage de Tongeren (Tongres)
  • Béguinage de Dendermonde (Termonde)
  • Petit Béguinage de Gent (Gand)
  • Béguinage de Sint-Amandsberg / Gent (Mont-Saint-Amand-lez-Gand)
  • Béguinage de Diest
  • Grand Béguinage of Leuven (Louvain)
  • Béguinage de Bruges (Brugge)
  • Béguinage de Kortrijk (Courtrail)

Béguinage de Hoogstraten

Béguinage de Lier (Lierre)

Grand Béguinage de Mechelen (Malines)

Béguinage de Turnhout

Beguinage de Sint-Truiden (Saint Trond)

Béguinage de Tongeren (Tongres)

Béguinage de Dendermonde (Termonde)

Petit Béguinage de Gent (Gand)

Béguinage de Sint-Amandsberg / Gent (Mont-Saint-Amand-lez-Gand)

Béguinage de Diest

Grand Béguinage of Leuven (Louvain)

Béguinage de Bruges (Brugge)

Béguinage de Kortrijk (Courtrail)

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