Grote Markt Square is the central part of the modern Kortrijk. Near the square you can see main sights of the town. First you should start your observation by visiting Town Hall building that was built in best traditions of Renaissance. Here you can also see a medieval bell tower and a part of so called Cloth Rows. Many years ago here were located trading outlets. North to the square is located the main religious sight of the town – Collegial Church of St. Martin, which was built in the beginning of the 14th century. This is a magnificent building made in the gothic style. One of its towers has 48 bells. Church of the Most Holy Mother of God is one of the most important architectural and religious monuments that has survived through years. The church was built in the end of the 12th century. Nearby the church you can see amazingly beautiful houses, the walls of which are colored in white and roofs are colored orange. This part of the town is traditionally calm and silent, despite its proximity to the center.
While making a walk in the garden, you will see Broel Toren that was built in 14th-15th centuries. The towers from this complex have been once used as protective facilities and today they remind of the glorious military past of this place. Near this architectural complex is located a small museum that will provide guests with very interesting information about the history of the city. Mother of God Hospital is another important architectural place of interest that is definitely worth visiting.
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