"TONGEREN "THE OLDEST TOWN OF BELGIUM"" Top 5 Page for this destination Tongeren by LoriPori
Tongeren Travel Guide: 58 reviews and 124 photos
Sunday, July 31, 2005
Tongeren is called the "Oldest town of Belgium" as it goes back when Roman legions crossed this region in 52 BC. These legions stumbled upon resistance of several native tribes. Among them were the Eburons, led by Ambiorix.
Eventually Tongeren became a melting pot from different societies and cultures even in Roman times.
After building the 13th century city walls, Tongeren expanded with different cloisters, some small churches and a beguinage. Many of these Medieval monuments are still very much present in the city.
On the day we visited Tongeren, Johan, Hans and I, it was Antique Market Day. The streets were full with vendors, visitors and a wonderful ambiance. Thanks Johan for taking us to this wonderful Medieval Town.
Update: Tongeren will be the site of a large Virtual Tourist Meet on May 22, 23 and 24, 2015. Hans and I are planning to be there, would love to see many of our fellow members.
- Pros:Charming Medieval Town
After walking up a steep hill that leads away from the castle, you come upon a patio area which serves a little... more travel advice
After leaving Tongeren, Johan took us to this fairy-tale castle called ALDEN BIESEN. As there was some type of function... more travel advice
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