St. Barbara

St Barbara was one of the saints who were dropped from the official church calendar in 1969. Legend has it that her father locked her away in a tower in order to protect her from importunate suitors. This room is located on the first floor of the Convent van Chièvres. To reach this building, you walk from the car park some distance into the Grand Beguinage.


This room is located on the first floor of the Convent van Chièvres. To reach this building, you walk from the car park some distance into the Grand Beguinage. In view of the location’s historical character, the streets are paved with authentic cobblestones. Faculty Club does not have a lift.

A little history

St Barbara was one of the saints who were dropped from the official church calendar in 1969. Legend has it that her father locked her away in a tower in order to protect her from importunate suitors. When he discovered that she had secretly converted to Christianity, he beheaded her, after which he was struck by lightning.

St Barbara was known as one of the three holy virgins, together with St Catherine and Margaret of Antioch. She enjoyed great popularity among the Beguines. Her (unofficial) feast day is 4 December.

Setup facility

Theater Klas U Blok
60 50 34 30
Met dansvloer Zonder dansvloer

Lengte / Breedte
14,0 x 5,5m

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Compare with the other facilities

Zaal Meetings Lunch/Diner Lengte / Breedte
Theater Klas U Blok Met dansvloer Zonder dansvloer
Anna De Paepe 35 24 21 18 8,1 x 6,2m
B. Lipsius 14 16 20 6,9 x 5,2m
Begga 10 4,5 x 6,0m
Bisschopskamer 40 32 21 28 45 8,0 x 8,0m
E. Van Ophem 10 4,4 x 6,0m
Florquin 20 15 15 15 8,2 x 6,1m
H. Geesttafel 50 36 26 32 50 12 x 5,5m
Infirmerie 250 100 160 200 27,8 x 8,9m
Lemaire 130 60 45 10 70 110 16,8 x 8,0m
M. Roelands 12 14 5,9 x 4,6m
St. Anna 16 7,0 x 4,0m
St. Barbara 60 50 34 30 14,0 x 5,5m
St. Gommarius 18 8.2 x 6.2m
Swerius 24 24 24 24 6,0 x 14,0m
Van Hamaele 50 40 29 20 9,7 x 8,0m
Willem Van Croy 160 16,0 x 15,0m

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