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

Brugge

52 photos
Created 1-Mar-14
Modified 1-Mar-14
Brugge

Dendermonde

8 photos
Created 22-Jun-13
Modified 22-Jun-13
Dendermonde

Diest

8 photos
Created 22-Jun-13
Modified 22-Jun-13
Diest

Gent, Sint Amandsberg

89 photos
Created 3-Sep-16
Modified 3-Sep-16
Gent, Sint Amandsberg

Gent, Small Beguinage

141 photos
Created 24-Sep-16
Modified 24-Sep-16
Gent, Small Beguinage

Hoogstraten

8 photos
Created 22-Jun-13
Modified 22-Jun-13
Hoogstraten

Kortrijk

29 photos
Created 30-Nov-13
Modified 30-Nov-13
Kortrijk

Leuven

11 photos
Created 22-Jun-13
Modified 22-Jun-13
Leuven

Lier

57 photos
Created 2-Mar-14
Modified 2-Mar-14
Lier

Mechelen

3 photos
Created 22-Jun-13
Modified 22-Jun-13
Mechelen

St Truiden

1 photos
Created 22-Jun-13
Modified 22-Jun-13
St Truiden

Tongeren

5 photos
Created 22-Jun-13
Modified 22-Jun-13
Tongeren

Turnhout

11 photos
Created 22-Jun-13
Modified 22-Jun-13
Turnhout