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St. Jean Baptiste au Beguinage

Address: Begijnhof, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #125 of 216 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Doha, Qatar
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303 reviews 303 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This lovely baroque church was consecreted in 1676. It is situated in an area not too far north of the Grand Place just beyond the Eglise Ste-Catherine. This is not simply a lovely church but also acts as a refugee centre for Afgans fleeing the troubles in their country so in addition to the beautiful artifacts of the church there... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Shocked to find that this holy place has been occupied and desecrated by hooligans purporting ot be 'Afghan refugees'. They have erected a shanty residence in the church, and frown on visitors to the church, which they clearly now regard as THEIR territory. I cannot understand how the Belgian authorities allow this - it is clearly the 'thin end of... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stumbled across this church / beguinage on our first night in Brussels. We were stunned by it's beauty. We did not visit the interior of the church as it was very late. We enjoyed drinks at the La Guinguette en Ville which is directly across the street. We marveled at the structure, which we later found out was built... More 

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