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Old St Elizabeth Beguinage

Old St Elizabeth Beguinage

Old St Elizabeth Beguinage

Old St Elizabeth Beguinage

Old St Elizabeth Beguinage

One of the three authentic beguinages in Ghent. Though it is no longer walled and thus became part of the city, it still has a unique atmosphere. It is now more than ever a place of religious tolerance since it has three different churches: Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant.

The new Orthodox church in Sophie Van Akenstraat is well worth a visit. The interior of the church has been decorated with frescos in accordance with authentic Byzantine techniques. The facade depicts the twelve Apostles on mosaics in arched niches.

If you are a fan of this colourful facade art, you will find another wonderful mosaic on the facade of the Royal Dutch Theatre on Sint-Baafsplein. This features Apollo, the Roman god of music and joy, with his muses of singing, dancing and music.

Contact

Oud Begijnhof Sint-Elisabeth

Begijnhofdries
9000 Gent
Stadsplan: B2

Publication

Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Please feel free to browse through this guide and get to know our city a little better.

Public transport

Burgstraat

Rabotstraat

Oud Begijnhof

In the neighbourhood

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