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Hidden treasure

Our guide took us to these hidden treasures. Not well publicized it was interesting to hear the... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
Hidden Attraction

We passed through these houses as we were on the walking tour. They are beautiful and not well... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
walidm158
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Came across the area by accident whilst walking around.. was nice, though as a previous person mentioned, looked a bit scruffy. Would not be a place 'to plan to visit'..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NikJ
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We had read about these almshouses in the guide book and were looking forward to seeing their gardens but found that they were rather neglected and scruffy.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Our guide took us to these hidden treasures. Not well publicized it was interesting to hear the history of these small beautiful homes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GregB052148
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We passed through these houses as we were on the walking tour. They are beautiful and not well publicized.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank walidm158
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We found this while lost and looking for the museum but it is a rare gem and hidden behind a high wall, if you weren't actually looking for it, or walking past, you'd miss it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Narziss
Reviewed July 3, 2018

These almhouses were meant for the poor. Only some of these are accessible to public. Be quiet when you are inside them as elderly people stay here.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheGreatestNomad
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We were told that hundreds of years ago, these homes were built for the poor. I just now read online that they were built by rich people for poor single women. Each person who received one of these homes had to pray daily for the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Just off a main street, do stop for a photo. It's an archetypal almshouse with a pretty garden; the exterior wall has been lowered, so you can see it all from the street.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank andrewnb
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Almshouses were built by wealthy people in the 14th century to house poor elderly people and many are still in use today. Many visit the whitewashed buildings with pretty gardens. Great photo opportunity.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed February 22, 2018

I found these Godshuizen late in the afternoon on such a beautiful early spring day, with bright sunshine. I had the place to myself and it was wonderful to enjoy the peace in this tranquil spot. There is a wonderful chapel at one end, well...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Claire B
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