Sint-Godelieve Abbey - Gistel, West-vl, Belgium
Posted by: lopac44
N 51° 09.012 E 002° 55.780
31U E 495080 N 5666530
Quick Description: Beautiful old abbey in the Flanders country side.
Location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Date Posted: 6/22/2009 4:00:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM6MVF
Sint-Godelieve abbey dates from the 11th century. It was built on the place where Sint-Godelieve was murdered. The abbey was destroyed in 1578 by the Geuzen.T he sisters fled to Bruges. In 1891 they came back and started to rebuild the old abbey.
In 1952 the abbey was restored as its today.
Full name of the abbey/monastery/convent: Sint-Godelieve Abbey Ten Putte
Gistel, w-vl Belgium
Religious affiliation: benediktijnen abdij
Date founded/constructed: 02/02/1084
Web Site: [Web Link]
Status of Use: Acitvely Used
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