Groot Begijnhof, Leuven

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Must see · Historic Site · Architectural Building
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Wander the completely restored historic district at Groot Begijnhof, now used by the local university as housing and classrooms. Made up of 12 cobbled streets cutting through rows of brick buildings, the area is popular for walking tours that allow you to admire the dormers, gables, and statuary decorating the buildings. A Gothic church is the neighborhood's centerpiece--go inside to see the 14th-century murals revealed during a 1980s restoration project. Keep your camera ready for the views from the many canal bridges that cross the waterways into the district, and to capture images of some of the 300 buildings. Plan my trip to Leuven with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • I was for a short time there. The place is really nice and clean. You enjoy walking there and taking pictures. I enjoyed very much. 
    I was for a short time there. The place is really nice and clean. You enjoy walking there and taking pictures. I enjoyed very much.  more »
  • Bery nice, old, quite neighbourhood that used to be the home of unmarried women but is not home to students and teachers of the local university. Very tranquil. 
    Bery nice, old, quite neighbourhood that used to be the home of unmarried women but is not home to students and teachers of the local university. Very tranquil.  more »
  • Peaceful and serene walk through this community takes you back to its time where nothing has changed. 
    Peaceful and serene walk through this community takes you back to its time where nothing has changed.  more »
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  • Stunning, historical and accessible place where your feel like you've walked back in time to a medieval town. Beautiful architecture and leaded glass along with quiet cobblestone streets, a church and water features. I believe they have tours but I didn't take one. Highly recommended!
  • Very beautiful place to be, very quiet as well
  • Lovely place. An amazing experience, like time travel minus the cohorts of tourists. Highly recommend it
  • Lovely and sweet street, it has a medieval charm. You don't have to go there, but it's Nice to see when you're around.
  • Really charming place. It is an enclosedand walled village that dates back to the 13th century that holds a church, canal, houses, fruit trees all with a medieval touch. Great for a stroll while in Leuven and to take pictures. No more than 10 min walking from the city center.

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