Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Kortrijk, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 0.9 km
Ascend 15 m
Descend 13 m

Explore Kortrijk in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Kortrijk

Sight 1: Borstbeeld Guido Gezelle

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Borstbeeld Guido Gezelle

Guido Pieter Theodorus Josephus Gezelle was an influential writer and poet and a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium. He is famous for the use of the West Flemish dialect, but he also wrote in other languages like Dutch, English, French, German, Latin and Greek.

Wikipedia: Guido Gezelle (EN)

94 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Gravenkapel

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The Count's Chapel is a medieval chapel in the historic city centre of Kortrijk, Belgium. It is located next to the Church of Our Lady. It was built under Louis II, Count of Flanders as a mausoleum to the Counts of Flanders and a shrine to Saint Catherine.

Wikipedia: Gravenkapel (EN)

6 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 3: Kortrijk 1302

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1302 is a museum in the Church of Our Lady in Kortrijk, Belgium. The multimedia museum deals with the history and symbolism surrounding the Battle of the Golden Spurs, the historic battle that was fought on the Groeningekouter in Kortrijk on 11 July 1302. The physical museum closed its doors at the end of 2021 and has been transferred to a permanent exhibition in the Church of Our Lady since 2022.

Wikipedia: Kortrijk 1302 (NL), Website

4 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 4: Church of Our Lady

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The Church of Our Lady is a former collegiate church located in the centre of Kortrijk, Belgium. It was built and established by Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders in 1199.

Wikipedia: Church of Our Lady, Kortrijk (EN), Heritage Website

212 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Sint-Elisabethbegijnhof

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The Beguinage in Kortrijk was founded in 1238 by Joanna of Constantinople. The well-preserved medieval district combines a square beguinage and a street beguinage and is 0.7 hectares in size. Since 2 December 1998 it has been part of the cultural and natural world heritage of UNESCO as part of the group registration of Flemish beguinages.

Wikipedia: Begijnhof Kortrijk (NL), Heritage Website

550 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Sint-Michielskerk

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St. Michael's Church is a church in Kortrijk, Belgium. It is located on Sint-Michielsplein in the historic city centre. The church has been a protected monument since 1942.

Wikipedia: Sint-Michielskerk (Kortrijk) (NL)


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