Almhouses

Bruges has dozens of Almhouses (Godshuizen) which where established in the 14th century by the wealthy people or guilds for the poor, elderdly & widows.


Almhouses are built like mini-beguinages small white washed houses clustered round a central courtyard and also listed as world heritage by Unesco.


Most are still occupied by elderly people so please visit respectfully.

Certainly worth incorporating into a stroll around Bruges.


Geen opmerkingen:

Een reactie plaatsen