Tongeren

As arguably the oldest town in Belgium and former Roman capital in the region, Tongeren's historical sites are seemingly never-ending.

The Beguinage, founded in 1257 is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another site is the Tongeren Basilica, built in Gothic style in the 13th century, where recent excavations have produced some of the richest archaeological finds in Flanders. The Church of St. Catherine, built in Gothic style in 1294 but modified later in different styles. he Gallo-Roman museum, which houses Celtic gold, Roman glassware, Merovingian filigree work, and a Roman dodecahedron, an unusual Gallo-Roman object found during excavations. The original Roman wall, dating from the 2nd century, still visible for more than 1,500 meters. Some of the medieval defensive towers are also still visible today.
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  • Carrefour avec la rue de Tongres -Junction with the road from Tongeren
  • Onder de Linde, Tongeren
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