Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Mechelen, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 3.4 km
Ascend 24 m
Descend 32 m

Experience Mechelen in Belgium in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Mechelen

Sight 1: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-van Hanswijkbasiliek

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The Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswijk is a Roman Catholic basilica in Mechelen, Belgium. The basilica is a famous place of pilgrimage in Belgium, the statue was crowned on 30 July 1876 by Cardinal Deschamps by request of pope Pius IX.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswijk (EN), Website, Heritage Website

124 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: 't Arsenaal

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theater arsenaal, formerly 't Arsenaal and ARSENAAL/LAZARUS, is the theatre company in Mechelen in which the former Mechelen Miniature Theatre (MMT) was merged in the 2002-2003 season. theater arsenaal is located on the Hanswijkstraat in Mechelen and has two theater halls available that open into the Botanical Garden at the rear, via a bridge over the Dyle.

Wikipedia: 't Arsenaal (NL)

249 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Fonteinbrug

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Fonteinbrug Rafaël Delaedt (Arafi) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fonteinbrug is an arch bridge over the Dyle at the end of the Bruul in Mechelen. The bridge consists of two spans of masonry and a middle span of metal girders.

Wikipedia: Fonteinbrug (Mechelen) (NL), Heritage Website

381 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-van-Leliëndaalkerk

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Our Lady of Leliendaal Church is a Roman Catholic church in Mechelen, served by the Society of Jesus. It was designed by Lucas Faydherbe and is protected structure; described by the city council of Mechelen as one of its 8 historic churches.

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

736 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk

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The Church of Our Lady across the Dyle is a Gothic church in Mechelen, Belgium. The oldest mention of Our Lady across the Dyle dates back to 1236, when the parish was founded. Previously, the parish priest was always a priest of the chapter of St. Rumbold's. Nothing can be found of the former building; It may have been destroyed by the city fire of 1342. The current church dates from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. The church is considered to be part of the Brabant Gothic style.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk (NL), Heritage Website

450 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Brusselpoort

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The Brusselpoort is the sole remaining city gate of the original twelve gates of Mechelen, Belgium. This imposing structure dates from the 13th century. Because of its exceptional height, towering above the other gates, it was also called the Overste Poort. In the 16th century, the towers were lowered and the roof construction was altered to the present configuration.

Wikipedia: Brusselpoort (EN), Website, Heritage Website

1421 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 7: Vrijbroekpark

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The Vrijbroekpark is a park in the Belgian city of Mechelen. It is located on the outskirts of the city and is 65 hectares in size. The province of Antwerp owns it and it is freely accessible every day. Among other things, it organises walks and exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Vrijbroekpark (NL), Website, Heritage Website


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