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Beguinage Church, Brussels

Detail of the door of the Eglise du Beguinage. Photo © Jérémy Dooms. View all images in our Beguinage Church Photo Gallery.
Aerial view of the Beguinage Church and surrounding houses. Photo © Google.

The Église du-Béguinage (Beguinage Church), dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is an elegant Flemish Baroque church in Brussels.

The church originally served as the center for the béguines (lay sisters) who lived in houses clustered around it. The design is attributed to the architect L. Fayd'herbe.

Today, several streets converge on the small, serene, circular square, which is surrounded by buildings that help create a harmonious architectural whole.

The facade is considered one of the most beautiful in Belgium, and the interior has preserved its Gothic elements, with soaring vaults.

Quick Facts on Beguinage Church

Site Information
Names:Beguinage Church
City:Brussels
Country:Belgium
Categories:Churches
Faiths:Christianity
Styles:Baroque
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Brussels, Belgium
Coordinates:50.852755° N, 4.350554° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Beguinage Church

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References

  1. Fodor's Belgium, 3rd ed.
  2. Beguinage Church - Tourism Wallonia

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Title:Beguinage Church, Brussels
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/25/2009
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