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  • 1 Sint Gummaruskerk Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Gummaruskerkstraat B - 2500 Lier

    This church has a massive belfry nicknamed the "Pepperpot" due to its unusual shape. The interior includes superb keystones and stained-glass windows. The Flamboyant Gothic rood screen is the work of Mechelen sculptors. Note the south aisle..

  • 2 Béguinage Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Begijnhofstraat B - 2500 Lier

    The Beguine convent dates from the 13C but most of its houses date from the 17C and 18C. The entrance is a late-17C Renaissance portico, topped by a statue of St Begga. The cottages lining narrow paved alleys bear evocative names such as "Flight..

  • 3 Tour Zimmer

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Zimmerplein B - 2500 Lier

    Only the Prisoners' Gate and Zimmer Tower remain from the 14C ramparts. The tower's façade is adorned with an Astronomy Clock (eleven dials) made by Zimmer of Lier in 1930. Every day at noon there is a procession of historical Belgian and Lier clockw..

  • 4 Museum Wuyts-Van Campen en Baron Caroly

    Museums and art

    F. Van Cauwenberghstraat 14 B - 2500 Lier

    This slightly antiquated museum houses 16C-20C paintings, sculptures, gold and silverware. There are works by Flemish masters such as Brueghel the Younger, Velvet Brueghel and Rubens, of whom Frans Floris produced a remarkable group portrait, The Van..

  • 5 Grand-Place

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grote-Markt B - 2500 Lier

    The elegant 18C Town Hall stands in the middle of the square, housing a magnificent Rococo spiral staircase and flanked by a Gothic belfry (1369) that was once part of a drapers' hall. The square is lined with some old guild halls, including the Butc..

  • 6 Maison Timmermans-Opsomer

    Museums and art

    Netelaan 4 B - 2500 Lier

    This museum is devoted to Lier artists. Note wrought-ironwork by Van Boeckel, the studio and paintings of Baron Opsomer ( Lier Beguine Convent)or the rooms devoted to the author F. Timmermans (who wrote Pallieter). Other rooms evoke artists such as t..

  • 7 Astronomy Clock

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Zimmerplein B - 2500 Lier

    The pavilion to the right of the Zimmerplein's Zimmer Tower houses this astronomy clock with 93 dials and 14 automata, as well as clockmaker Louis Zimmer's workshop.

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