Eglise St. Jean Baptiste Au Beguinage, Brussels
About Eglise St. Jean Baptiste Au Beguinage, Brussels
Eglise St. Jean Baptiste Au Beguinage, Brussels - Address, Phone Number
Address: Place du Beguinage, Bruxelles, Belgium
Time Required: 00:15 Mins
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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The Beguines were lay women of medieval, not sworn to the church but associated to it. When in the 13th century their numbers swelled a Gothic church was built for them at this location. Here they wove wool and made lace, sustaining themselves. In the 17th century they contracted Lucas Faydherbe to renovate their church. So he built them a stunning Italian-Flemish style Baroque church, with a facade that is still considered to be Belgium’s most beautiful. Inside the church you will find paintings by various Flemish artists, a wooden Baroque pulpit, and wide aisles. Today the church helps out asylum seekers and provides them with small jobs, much like it did with Beguine women long ago.
Eglise St. Jean Baptiste Au Beguinage Opening and Closing Hours
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How To reach Eglise St. Jean Baptiste Au Beguinage by Public Transport
- Buses 29, 66, 86, N04, N05, N06, N08, N09, N10, N11, N12, N13. N16 stop De Brouckere
- Subway Line 1 and 5 stop Sainte-Catherine
- Buses 86, 126, 127, 128, N16 stop Dansaert
- Bus N18 stop Begijnhof
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Eglise St. Jean Baptiste Au Beguinage, Brussels Reviews - Write a Review
More of an exhibition space than a church.
great place, very quiet!
Très joli ouvrage catholique mais les rues avoisinante sont laissé à l'abandon par la ville
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