Église du-Béguinage (Beguinage Church)

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The Église du-Béguinage (Beguinage Church), dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is an elegant Flemish Baroque church in Brussels. The church originally served as the center for the béguines (lay sisters) who lived in houses clustered around it. Today, several streets converge on the small, serene, circular square, which is surrounded by buildings that help create a harmonious architectural whole. The facade is considered one of the most beautiful ...(more)
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The Église du-Béguinage (Beguinage Church), dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is an elegant Flemish Baroque church in Brussels. The church originally served as the center for the béguines (lay sisters) who lived in houses clustered around it. Today, several streets converge on the small, serene, circular square, which is surrounded by buildings that help create a harmonious architectural whole. The facade is considered one of the most beautiful in Belgium, and the interior has preserved its Gothic elements, with soaring vaults. In May 2008 a hunger strike started in the church itself, by about 170 'sans-papiers' (or people without any legal documents currently residing in Belgium). Forty nationalities (including 20 women) take part to protest about the long administrative procedures and the possible expulsion they are facing. More 360º views soon...