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Address: Lange Violettestraat 235, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 9 224 17 90 ‎
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Well worth a visit to this medieval UNESCO site

It's a 10 minute stroll out of the main tourist area but well worth a visit. The tranquility within what is a very busy city is amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

It's a 10 minute stroll out of the main tourist area but well worth a visit. The tranquility within what is a very busy city is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

These almshouses for ladies and nuns are over 750 years old!! Nice square, church, convent and almshouses take you back in time!

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I hesitate to make publicity for this beautiful beguinage, it is now so quiet en calm.... A flood of visitors would ruin this place that invites you to relax, think, meditate and find peace. Just two steps away from the centre and with a well hidden gate in the busy street. If you visit this oasis, please respect it too...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

But certainly worthwhile becaus it's a charming and quiet place in the city.

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Gent, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

On the UNESCO World Heritage list. Take the time to walk the little streets and savour the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Lots of beguinages in the Low Countries by the sea, but this must be the largest one that still breathes the atmosphere of ancient times. No cars, lots of cobstones, small roads, some hundred houses, a peaceful meadow in the center, a baroque church. A hidden village where tourists don't come, although it's Unesco World Heritage.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

People ask me where you can find places which exhale tranquility. This beguinage is the excellent place to stroll through the cobblestone streets, read a book on a bench or lay on the green pasture. This beguinage was founded in 1234, but most buildings are from the 17th century.

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