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: Sint-Janskerk
Sight 2: Sint-Niklaaskapel
The Sint-Niklaaskapel is located in the Belgian city of Kortrijk in the Voorstraat. The chapel is part of the monastery complex of the Sint-Niklaas sisters. A large general hospital was also connected to this monastery until 2010, the Sint-Niklaas Hospital on the Houtmarkt, but this was closed after moving this campus to AZ Groeninge on Kennedylaan.
Sight 3: Chatsjkar
A khachkar or Armenian cross-stone is a carved, memorial stele bearing a cross, and often with additional motifs such as rosettes, interlaces, and botanical motifs. Khachkars are characteristic of medieval Christian Armenian art.
Sight 4: Paul Goethals
Paul-François-Marie Goethals, S.J., was a Belgian Jesuit priest, missionary in British India and the first Archbishop of Calcutta.
Sight 5: Sint-Maartenskerk
Sight 6: Sint-Elisabethbegijnhof
The Beguinage in Kortrijk was founded in 1238 by Joanna of Constantinople. The well-preserved medieval district is a combination of a square beguinage and a street beguinage. Since 2 December 1998, the Kortrijk beguinage has been part of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site as part of the group registration of Flemish beguinages.
Sight 7: Gravenkapel
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.
Sight 8: Church of Our Lady
Sight 9: Kortrijk 1302
Between 2007 and 2021, Kortrijk 1302 was a museum in the Beguinage Park in the Belgian city of Kortrijk. The multimedia museum was located in the Groeninge Abbey and dealt with the myth-making surrounding the Battle of the Golden Spurs, the historic battle that was fought on the Groeningekouter in Kortrijk on 11 July 1302. The museum closed its doors at the end of 2021 and was transferred to the Church of Our Lady in a new presentation.
Sight 10: Borstbeeld Guido Gezelle
Guido Pieter Theodorus Josephus Gezelle was a Flemish Roman Catholic priest, lyricist and satirist, linguist, teacher, journalist and translator. He is known for his delicate poems about nature, his visual use of language and his virtuoso linguistic artistry. O 't ruischen van het ranke riet and Het Schrijverke from the poetry collection Vlaamsche Dichtoefen (Flemish Poetry Exercises, 1858) are just two of his best-known works.
Sight 11: Belfort
The Belfry of Kortrijk is a medieval bell tower in the historical centre of Kortrijk, Belgium. One of the city's most prominent symbols, the belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives, and served as an observation post for spotting fires and other danger. A narrow, steep staircase, accessible by the public without any entry fee, leads to the top of the building, which nowadays leans about a bit to the west. In 1999, the belfry was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Belfries of Belgium and France site, in recognition of the civil, not religious, importance and architecture of the belfries in the region.
Sight 12: Sint-Michielskerk
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.
Sight 13: Magdalenapark
The Magdalenapark is a park on the outskirts of the center of the Belgian city of Kortrijk. This city park is located in the Magdalenawijk, between Marksesteenweg, the Graaf Karel de Goedelaan and the Sint-Martens-Latemlaan.
Disclaimer Please be aware of your surroundings and do not enter private property. We are not liable for any damages that occur during the tours.
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