Groot Begijnhof, Leuven

4.7
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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  • A beguinage of beauty, the place is beautiful, relaxing and super well laid out. A very very nice visit.
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  • If you are visiting the Grand-Beguinage (UNESCO world heritage site, now owned by the university) nearby you can find an hidden gem. ‘De Grote Spui’, a medieval river lock complex established in 1365 ...  more »
  • During a city walk through the Groot Begijnhof sent... Bigger than we expected and very pleasant atmosphere that hangs there...
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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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