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Sint-Truiden is a city and municipality located in the province of Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium. The béguinage of Sint-Agnes, with its 13th-century church, was also classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. 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 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.
St Truiden, Begijnhof, Beguinage

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:Belgium
Keywords:Begijn, Begijnhof, Begijntje, Beguinages, Belgique, België, Flanders, Flandre, Heritage, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, Saint Trond, Sint Truiden, Sint-Agnes, St Agnes, St Truiden, The List, Unesco, Vlaanderen, Welterbe, Werelderfgoed, World Heritage