Sunday visit and walk in the day without cars(!!)
Now a cultural centre, the first church devoted to Saint Agatha occupies a site that has been used as a place of worship since Protected content . It also retains a number of ancient elements, such as the Romanesque-style tower dating from the 13th century, when there was already mention of a simple chapel linked to the Abbey of Grimbergen. At that time, the Zavelenberg site provided sand while the site at Kattebroeck contained quarries which had also been operated since as early as the 13th century. It is not therefore surprising that local materials were used when constructing the church. While the ancient foundations of the building are still visible, the rest of the structure, namely a single nave with a choir set at a lower level, is of more recent vintage. The monument, which marks the old centre of the village, underwent two restoration campaigns, the first in the 17th century and the second between Protected content 1975, during which its 18th century appearance was restored.
We will first visit this ancient church and an exposition about city and nature that is inside and then participate in a walking tour around it(4km-2 hours). More about the walk, here:
Please be in time as the walking tour starts at 14.00 and only 15 people are admitted!!The tour will be in FR but me (or other people) can translate.
Afterwards we can take a cofee/beer in this nice café:
In de Linde, Kasterlindenstraat Protected content -easy to reach by foot or bus(87)
PS. To come to the meeting point, you should take bus Protected content Etangs Noir(Metro 1&5) or Simonis(metro 2&6) or if you are not living too far away you come also come by bike :-)
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