Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1998
Size of heritage: 60 ha
The Béguines were women who dedicated their lives to God without retiring from the world. In the 13th century they founded the béguinages , enclosed communities designed to meet their spiritual and material needs. The Flemish béguinages are architectural ensembles composed of houses, churches, ancillary buildings and green spaces, with a layout of either urban or rural origin and built in styles specific to the Flemish cultural region. They are a fascinating reminder of the tradition of the Béguines that developed in north-western Europe in the Middle Ages.
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Hotels and places to stay
Hotel Mercure Mechelen Vé
Novotel Mechelen Centrum
Best Western Gulden Anker
Dusk Till Dawn
Holiday Inn Express MECHELEN CITY CENTRE
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Large airport - 9 mi (15 km) Antwerp International Airport (Deurne)
Medium airport - 11 mi (18 km) Hasselt Airport
Small airport - 39 mi (64 km) Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Medium airport - 40 mi (64 km) Suarlée Airport
Small airport - 40 mi (64 km) Eindhoven Airport
Large airport - 49 mi (79 km) Liège Airport
Large airport - 50 mi (81 km) Maubeuge-Élesmes Airport
Medium airport - 53 mi (86 km) Rotterdam Airport
Medium airport - 64 mi (103 km) Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Large airport - 89 mi (144 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Chasse Royale
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- De Brug