1
Lier Begijnhof
Begijnhofstraat, 2500 Lier Driving directions
The Green Guide

Useful information

Description

Although the Beguine convent dates from the 13C, most of its houses date from the 17C and 18C. The entrance is through a late-17C Renaissance-style portico, topped by a statue of St Begga. The cottages, some of which have small front gardens, are situated along narrow paved alleyways and bear evocative names such as "Flight to Egypt" or "Five Small Wounds". The church has a 17C Baroque façade, crowned by scrolling and a lantern turret from the 18C. The Benguine convent is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Localisation

  • Route from this place
  • Directions to this place
  • Route via this place
  • Nearby hotels
  • Nearby restaurants

Things to see and donearby

Where to sleepnearby

Where to eatnearby

  • From €50 to €75
    MICHELIN 2021
    413 m - Rechtestraat 18, 2500 Lier
  • From €40 to €83
    MICHELIN 2021
    703 m - Keldermansstraat 2, 2500 Lier
  • From €38 to €71
    MICHELIN 2021
    733 m - Antwerpsestraat 146, 2500 Lier