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About Sint-truiden

Sint-Truiden is one of the largest cities of Limburg in Belgium. The founder of the city, which can be traced back to the 7th century, is Trudo, a Frankian who is said to have opened a blind woman's eyes. St. Trudo Monastery, symbol of the city at that time and the place of pilgrimage, is the church on the banks of the Cicindria River where the story is told to be narrated. Although this church collapsed during the city wars during the 15th century, its presence still remains in the founding stories of the city.

The city hall, with its architecture dating back to the 13th century for its lower part and to 1608 for the rest, is one of the most important stops among the sightseeing. The Nonnemielen Castle and its Neo-Gothic style buildings located in the former Benedictine Monastery are also among the tourist attractions of Sint-Truiden. But the most important building you will see in the city is the St. Agnes Beguinage Architectural Complex, built to raise nuns in 1258, which is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The sundial made up of St. Trudo sculpture in the square of the building and the symbolic meridian line in the afternoon is one of the most interesting features of this historical heritage. It is one of the most spectacular structures of the Middle Ages and attracts attention with its columns dating back from the 13th to the 17th century and the paintings inside.

Sint-Truiden, where you can easily travel around by bicycle or on foot, is a fruit city famous not only for art and culture but also the products cultivated there. There are many bike paths where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city's countryside and the air smelling fruit-like. Fruit cultivation, especially pears, apples, cherries and strawberries, constitute the basis of the last 200 years of the eastern region of the city. The city is famous for its beer, and offers a special local flavour with a mixture of malt and fruit extracts.

The city, which is getting more attraction from April to October thanks to the colorful festivals held, and is crowded with wine tours and fruit companies during flower and harvest time. Especially the harvest market founded in September is one of the biggest events in the city. When trees bloom, tourism revives and many activities from romantic night walks among fruit trees decorated with candles to hot air balloon tours are organized. The city, which is the heart of the historic trade center, offers many options for those willing to shop thanks to the gate opening to Grote Mark, the second largest city in Belgium and hosting many shops.

Liege Airport, which is 32 kilometers away, is the closest airport you can fly to reach Sint-Truiden. Another alternative is Brussels Airport which has a distance of 63 kilometers to the city. You can get to the city from the airport by train transfer, bus, taxi and car rental options.

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