DuivelshuisKraanbrugKlein BegijnhofSchepenhuisVliegend PaardCentre for Old Arts 't Vliegend PeertAartsbisschoppelijk Paleis van MechelenSt. Rumbold's CathedralSaint John's ChurchMechelen City HallChurch of Our Lady of Leliendaal, MechelenClock and watch museumHof van Schoofs
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Mechelen Unveiled: A Tapestry Through Time

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An audio guided tour by Jenny Multilingual, The Tourist

Welcome to Mechelen! On this GPS guided audio tour, we will visit 13 stops on a route of 3.41km. This tour focusses mainly on general tourism.

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Tour Sights 📸

Duivelshuis
House A traditional Flemish house, known as Duivelshuis, featuring Gothic architecture with early Renaissance elements, including a pointed gable and intricate wood carvings depicting scenes from the Bible.
Duivelshuis
Kraanbrug
Bridge A historic metal swing bridge in Mechelen, a combination of a drawbridge and an arch in masonry, with a unique history dating back to 1311, featuring a wooden crane that once stood nearby.
Kraanbrug
Klein Begijnhof
Sight A béguinage, dating back to the beginning of the 13th century, with a history of being the first beguinage in Mechelen. The complex features a former Maria-Magdalenakapel, now hosting a museum, and is notable for its 18th-century tile tableau depicting Christ on the cross.
Klein Begijnhof
Schepenhuis
Sight A historical building in Mechelen, it provides a unique insight into the city's medieval past, serving as a meeting place for the city's aldermen and housing the Parlement and Great Council of Mechelen.
Schepenhuis
Vliegend Paard
House A historic house in Mechelen, Belgium, where artists resided throughout the 16th century, including the Verhulst family of painters. The house was built between 1350 and 1450 and underwent renovations reflecting the activities of its occupants.
Vliegend Paard
Centre for Old Arts 't Vliegend Peert
Museum A museum focused on 16th-century old paintings, with a particular emphasis on satirico-moralistic themes and "Zotte Schilders" (Foolish Paiters) like Jheronimus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, and Jan Verbeeck. The museum is housed within the historical building 't Vliegend Peert.
Centre for Old Arts 't Vliegend Peert
Aartsbisschoppelijk Paleis van Mechelen
Sight Aartsbisschoppelijk Paleis van Mechelen: An episcopal palace built between 1719-1741 in classicist style, influenced by Italian architecture, with a U-shaped layout and features such as sobriety and horizontalism.
Aartsbisschoppelijk Paleis van Mechelen
St. Rumbold's Cathedral
Sight The tower contains 49 bells, with only the largest in working order, including the 8-ton Salvator bell that strikes the hours. Up to 1923, 18 bell ringers served the cathedral before electricity took over.
St. Rumbold's Cathedral
Saint John's Church
Sight Saint John's Church is a Gothic parish church from the 15th century, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist, and is a protected cultural monument.
Saint John's Church
Mechelen City Hall
Belfry A belfry built in the 14th century with Gothic architecture and later baroque additions, originally intended to be completed but was left unfinished due to a lack of funds.
Mechelen City Hall

About this Tour ℹ

Stops
13
Walking time
40 min
Average Rating
-
Language
en-US
Distance
3.41km

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