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Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden

Flemish Béguinages: Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden is one of the Flemish Béguinages in Belgium. Béguinages were founded in the 13th century in the Netherlands and Flanders. Flanders was at that time part of the Netherlands. A béguinage consists of a group of small houses built around a church or chapel, enclosed by a wall with an entrance gate. Béguines lived in a béguinage. Béguines were women who dedicated their lives to God without retiring from the world. Just like nuns they lived a religious live, but béguines did not take vows. Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden was founded in 1258. The entrance gate did not remain. There is also very little left of the surrounding wall. The Béguinage Church of Saint Agnes was built in the 13th century. The Béguinage Church of Saint Agnes houses religious art, notable are the wall and pillar paintings from around 1300 to the beginning of the 17th century. Thirteen Flemish Béguinages gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998. Béguinage Sint Truiden is part of this UNESCO World Heritage. Some other Flemish Béguinages: Béguinage Diest and Béguinage Tongeren. Sint Truiden consists of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Flemish Béguinages and Belfries of Belgium and France.

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Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden - Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden: The St. Agnes Church or Béguinage Church is probably one of the oldest and most...

Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden: The St. Agnes Church or Béguinage Church is probably one of the oldest and most beautiful churches of all Flemish Béguinages. The construction started in 1258. The organ of the St. Agnes Church dates from 1656. The church is famous for its 38 wall paintings and pillar paintings, dating from the end of the 13th century until the beginning of the 17th century. The Béguinage of Sint Truiden is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  1. Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden - Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden: The St. Agnes Church or Béguinage Church is probably one of the oldest and most...

    Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden: The St. Agnes Church or Béguinage Church is probably one of the oldest and most beautiful churches of all Flemish Béguinages. The construction started in 1258. The organ of the St. Agnes Church dates from 1656. The church is famous for its 38 wall paintings and pillar paintings, dating from the end of the 13th century until the beginning of the 17th century. The Béguinage of Sint Truiden is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  2. Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden - Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden: The Church of St. Agnes is located in a rectangular courtyard bordered by centuries-old...

    Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden: The Church of St. Agnes is located in a rectangular courtyard bordered by centuries-old houses, the majority of the houses date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The church is the heart of the Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden. An infirmary and a béguinage farm were built outside the courtyard.

  3. Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden - Flemish Béguinages: One of the historic houses of the Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden. The Béguinage of Sint Truiden...

    Flemish Béguinages: One of the historic houses of the Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden. The Béguinage of Sint Truiden was founded in 1258. The béguinage was built outside the city walls of Sint Truiden, the Béguinage of Sint Truiden was surrounded by its own wall and own gate. In the heyday, there were 200 beguines living in the Béguinage of Sint Truiden.

  4. Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden - Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden: One of the historic houses in the béguinage, the St. Agnes Church, also called the...

    Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden: One of the historic houses in the béguinage, the St. Agnes Church, also called the Béguinage Church, lies in the background. A béguinage consists of a group of small houses built around a church or chapel, enclosed by a wall with an entrance gate. Thirteen Flemish Béguinages in Belgium became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

  5. Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden - Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden: The Tower House was probably the residence of the Grande Dame. The Grande Dame ruled over the...

    Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden: The Tower House was probably the residence of the Grande Dame. The Grande Dame ruled over the Béguinage of Sint Truiden. A wall anchor in the wall of the Tower House mentions the year 1619. Béguinages were founded in the 13th century in the Netherlands and Flanders, then a part of the Netherlands.

  6. Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden - Flemish Béguinages: The water well in the Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden, a town in Belgium. Béguines lived...

    Flemish Béguinages: The water well in the Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden, a town in Belgium. Béguines lived in a béguinage (Dutch: begijnhof). Béguines (Dutch: begijnen) were woman who dedicated their lives to God without retiring from the world. Just like nuns they lived a religious live but béguines did not take vows.

  7. Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden - A house in the Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden. Woman who lived in a béguinage supported themselves with nursing and...

    A house in the Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden. Woman who lived in a béguinage supported themselves with nursing and traditional textile skills such as weaving, spinning, cloth- and lace making. They also spent time in religious contemplation to experience the vision of God. The Flemish Béguinage of Sint Truiden was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

  8. Flemish Béguinage Sint Truiden - The belfry of Sint Truiden is situated outside the béguinage of Sint Truiden, the Belfry of Sint Truiden is part of the UNESCO World...

    The belfry of Sint Truiden is situated outside the béguinage of Sint Truiden, the Belfry of Sint Truiden is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Belfries of Belgium and France. The town of Sint Truiden consists of two UNESCO World Heritage monuments: Flemish Béguinages and Belfries of Belgium and France.