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Monastery P (Belgium)

Monastery dating back to the 17th century. During the French Revolution, the monastery became a refuge for psychiatric patients. The nowadays abandoned ward was built in the 1930s and became abandoned in 2007 when the patients were moved to modern buildings on the same site. The ward will however soon be demolished.

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Monastery GF (Belgium)

Abandoned monastery with a pristine chapel located somewhere in Belgium.

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Les Soeurs de Dieu (Belgium)

Neo gothic monastery with a grand chapel. The chapel was built around 1900. As the grounds were handed over to the adjacent school, around the turn of the 21st century, plans were made to tear the chapel down and build a new school on its grounds. The city council did not object to these plans. However, recently the institute for architecture- and building conservation advised the city council to protect the chapel as well as the beautiful monastery gardens.

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San Timoteo di Stefano Rinaldi (Italy)

Abandoned church dating back to the medieval times. Although this mastodont survived both WW1 and WW2 bombings, it had to close in the fifties and today functions as the ideal encampment for hundreds of pigeons.

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Church SV (Belgium)

Dilapidated church with a history dating back to the 13th century. At a certain point, archeological excavations started in this religious bastion, but these were never completed and the building was left to rot.

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Monastère de TF (Belgium)

This monastery with adjoining church was constructed in the early twentieth century (around the 1930s) by a catholic religious order on the site of a derelict castle (which was demolished to allow the construction of the monastère). Reconversion plans have already been drafted for this building.

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Agnus Dei (Belgium)

This retirement home had to close after half of it burned in 2005. Fortunately the chapel adjacent to the home was spared of the flames.

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Pain de Vie (Belgium)

Abandoned monastery dating back to the 16th century. The old convent, once owned by the Jesuits, was taken over by the community of Pain de Vie (Bread of Life). In 2007 a fire destroyed a big part of the buildings. In 2009 a new fire – and this time it wasn’t an accident – hit the convent once again. The damages were so big this time that the monastery had to be left abandoned.

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Monastère de C (Belgium)

Abandoned monastery somewhere in Belgium. The convent will soon be reconverted.

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Lorette Convent (Belgium)

Convent, built in the early 19th century. First the monastery was inhabited by brothers, when they left, the monastery turned into a nunnery school run by sisters. In 1860 a primary school and later a secondary school were added to the convent.

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La Pommeraye (Netherlands)

The monastery was built around 1900 by Dominican Sisters. Through the years it became a rest home for nuns, got sold to other Sisters and became a day-care center for disabled kids, until it got abandoned.

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Dominican monastery (Belgium)

Dominican monastery, built around 1730. The monastery later became a military hospital and arsenal, until it got abandoned in the late 1970’s.

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Saint Joseph (Belgium)

Abandoned neogothical church.

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