Hasselt

Founded in the 7C, Hasselt is a growing city, with historical sites that mix easily among modern shops, cafes, and pubs.

The centre is mostly car-free and contains a number of historical buildings. Among the oldest buildings in the town centre are the St. Quentin's Cathedral (11C-18C) and the "Herkenrode Abbey refuge house" (1542). The Grand Place and the nearby streets are lined with restaurants brasseries, cafes and taverns. In the Kapelstraat and the Hoogstraat are expensive shops with the most famous brands. Another major religious building is the Virga Jesse Basilica. The churches must cede domination of the skyline of the city to the modern twin towers of the "TT-wijk", however. In 2003, the renovation of this complex, now including a shopping mall and a hotel, gave the centre a new boost.
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  • Minderbroedersklooster, Hasselt
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