The Flemish Béguinages are secluded compounds made by a religious movement.The Beguines were women who entered into a life dedicated to God without retiring from the world. In the 13th century they founded the béguinages, enclosed communities designed to meet their spiritual and material needs. The béguinages hold houses, churches, public buildings and gardens make up a secluded town. In Belgium, the 13 world heritage béguinages consist of the ones in Gent, Leuven, Kortrijk, Mechelen, B
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