Basilica of the Holy Blood
This beautiful 12th-century basilica on Burg Square houses a very sacred relic - a vial said to contain the coagulated blood of Christ, collected at the crucifixion by Joseph of Arimathea.
Begun in 1141, the Cathedral of Our Lady in Tournai is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most striking examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe.
Church of Our Lady
Built from the 13th to 15th centuries, the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk has a soaring spire that can be seen for miles around. And inside is a great treasure: the only sculpture by Michaelangelo outside Italy.
This was the home of the Beguines, Catholic lay sisters who were mostly widows of Crusaders. They lived in small houses grouped around a pleasant courtyard, two of which are preserved as a museum.
This fine 12th-century church only became a cathedral in 1834. The tower was accordingly raised, in a sensitive Romanesque style, to surpass the nearby Church of Our Lady.
St. Carolus Borromeus
Built 1615-21 by the Jesuits, very Baroque church was partly designed by Peter Paul Rubens. Its splendid facade and opulent interior have earned it the nickname "Marble Temple."
The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Ostend is an impressive Neo-Gothic church built in 1905.
St. Nicholas Church
Houses huddle cozily on the sides of this 11th-century Romanesque church with a 14th-century Gothic facade. A cannonball fired by the French in 1695 is still lodged in one of its pillars.