Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Kortrijk, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 13 sights
Distance 4 km
Ascend 50 m
Descend 54 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: Sint-Janskerk

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The Sint-Janskerk or Sint-Jan-de-Doperkerk is located in the Belgian city of Kortrijk in the Sint-Jan district. The tower of the church is 58 meters high. The church is exemplary for neo -gothic has been a protected monument since 2003.

Wikipedia: Sint-Janskerk (Kortrijk) (NL), Heritage Website

1002 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 2: Sint-Niklaaskapel

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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.

Wikipedia: Sint-Niklaaskapel (Kortrijk) (NL)

313 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Chatsjkar

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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.

Wikipedia: Khachkar (EN)

73 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Paul Goethals

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Paul Goethals

Paul-François-Marie Goethals, S.J., was a Belgian Jesuit priest, missionary in British India and the first Archbishop of Calcutta.

Wikipedia: Paul Goethals (EN)

27 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Sint-Maartenskerk

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St-Martin's Church is the main church and one of the principal Gothic monuments of Kortrijk (Courtrai), Flanders, Belgium. The church is dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours.

Wikipedia: Saint Martin's Church (Kortrijk) (EN), Heritage Website

96 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Sint-Elisabethbegijnhof

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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.

Wikipedia: Begijnhof Kortrijk (NL), Heritage Website

198 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

10 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Church of Our Lady

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The Church of Our Lady in 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

4 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Kortrijk 1302

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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.

Wikipedia: Kortrijk 1302 (NL), Website

100 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Borstbeeld Guido Gezelle

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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.

Wikipedia: Guido Gezelle (NL)

331 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Belfort

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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.

Wikipedia: Belfry of Kortrijk (EN), Heritage Website

332 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

1534 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 13: Magdalenapark

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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.

Wikipedia: Magdalenapark (NL)


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