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Beguinage (Begijnhof)

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Address: Wijngaardstraat, Bruges, Belgium
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A beautifully serene place, which is @ it's best in the spring when all the daffodils are out - really picturequse. Even if you're not religous I don't think you can fail to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A beautifully serene place, which is @ it's best in the spring when all the daffodils are out - really picturequse. Even if you're not religous I don't think you can fail to be touched if you happen upon the Nuns singing in the small Church

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful quite spot. The nuns live in the buildings set in a quiet square. Large bird houses are evident in the middle of the tree lined square. Silence is asked while you are there. The nun's shop sells slightly different things to tourist shops in and around Bruges. The canal outside is very picturesque.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were told this is one of the most photographed spots in Bruges. This seemed to be the case, although next to the sign asking for silence for the nuns was one forbidding photography. This is a very peaceful corner of Bruges. When we visited there was an art installation comprising many roughly constructed treehouses high up in the trees... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Try to visit the Beguinage in the mornings when there are fewer people ...or of course in the off-season. You'll feel like you are going back in time to an earlier era when single women needed this Beguinage for protection (both for themselves and their reputations).

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely place with beautiful buildings. Tranquil and spiritual. Unfortunately this was spoiled by people not being quiet when requested and allowing their children to run wild.

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very peaceful area, lovely buildings, from another time, a pleasant place to rest from the busy city center. The church can be visited as well.

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Kansas City, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The beauty and tranquility of this site soothed our travel-worn spirits. We spent time wandering the lovely grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This gorgeous little area in the southwest corner of historic Bruges is so beautiful and peaceful, one should visit even if one has no particular interest in Catholic religious life. The Beguinage has been a place for Catholic women's religious life since the Middle Ages. Unlike nuns who took strict vows for life, the women who lived here were usually... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice historic citycentre. Old buildings and canals. You can board a boat to take a scenic tour. On most days there is a small brocante market with local antik dealers

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Strange atmosphere ! Large tree houses everywhere ! Do the nuns use them ? The swans ? Then we discovered it was an art installation !

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Address: Wijngaardstraat, Bruges, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges

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