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Other beguinages in Belgium

 

  

Diest

diest1.jpg (106896 bytes)The beguinage at Diest was founded in 1252. In these pictures you can see how the houses were built against the church (photographs by Michel Fischer, in: Weyergans, pp.101, 98, 94).

 

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diest4.jpg (24133 bytes) St. Anna-ten-Drieen in the St. Katharina Church in Diest (source: Van Mechelen, p. 41).

 

 

 

 

Diksmuide

This beguinage is interesting in that Thomas Beckett, archbishop of Canterbury, came here on his flight from Henry II in 1170.

 

Tongeren

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Liere

 

Herentals