The seventeenth-century Beguinage Church has a magnificent baroque façade, after the Italian example. At the time Mechelen's beguines had capital and so were able to commission well-known architects. The plans were drawn up by the Jesuit Pieter Huyssens, but the actual work was overseen by Jacques Francart, who was from Brussels and was court architect to archdukes Albrecht and Isabella. The young Lucas Faydherbe from Mechelen can claim partial responsibility for the interior decoration.
After a period of restoration work, the Beguinage Church will be open to visitors again from September 14, 2021.
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Partly accessible by wheelchair
The access path and the path around the church is made of cobblestones and is uneven.
The entrance to the church is without thresholds and is done through three sufficiently wide double doors. The first doors are open when the church is open for visitors. The second entrance axis has limited circulation space. There is sufficient circulation space in the church and the sights can be clearly seen from the aisle. The chairs are set up on a platform of 10 cm high.
Click on the blue place marker for more information.