Great Beguinage St–Elizabeth

Monument
Sint-Amandsberg (Gent) (
Gent
)
  • Groot Begijnhof Sint-Elisabeth
  • Groot Begijnhof Sint-Elisabeth
Starting place: 
Groot Begijnhof Sint-Elisabeth
Groot Begijnhof 67
9040 Sint-Amandsberg (Gent)
Belgium

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Description: 
  • This exceptionally large beguinage in Sint-Amandsberg (just outside the city) was built between 1873 and 1874 as a replacement for the St Elizabeth beguinage. In less than two years eighty houses were built, as well as fourteen convents, a communal house, an infirmary, a chapel dedicated to St Anthony of Padua and a church.
  • The beguines have long since disappeared but the exceptional hushed calm remains.
  • The Great Beguinage is one of the two Ghent beguinages listed as UNESCO World Heritage.
Opening hours: 

Mon - Sun: 6u30 - 21u30

Address

Address: 
Groot Begijnhof Sint-Elisabeth
Groot Begijnhof 67
9040 Sint-Amandsberg (Gent)
Belgium
Telephone: 
+32 9 228 23 08