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Tongeren

4.3
History Museums · Churches · Flea Markets
Tongeren is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, in the southeastern corner of the Flemish region of Belgium. Tongeren is the oldest town in Belgium, as the only Roman administrative capital within the country's borders. As a Roman city, it was inhabited by the Tungri, and known as Atuatuca Tungrorum, it was the administrative centre of the Civitas Tungrorum district. The city is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.HistoryAtuatuca TungrorumThe Romans referred to Tongeren as Aduatuca Tungrorum or Atuatuca Tongrorum, and it was the capital of the large Roman province of Civitas Tungrorum, an area which covered modern Belgian Limburg, and at least parts of all the areas around it. Before the Roman conquests, this area was inhabited by the group of Belgic tribes known as the Germani cisrhenani. (Despite being known as the Germani, whether they spoke a Germanic language is debated, and the names of their tribes and their leaders were Celtic.) Specifically the Eburones were the largest of these tribes and the one living around Tongeren.
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Gallo-Romeins Museum ©
History Museum
Gallo-Romeins Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Basilica Tongeren ©
Church
Basilica Tongeren
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tongeren Flea Market
Flea Market
Tongeren Flea Market
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Teseum ©
History Museum
Teseum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Tongeren

Bobbejaanland ©
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Bobbejaanland Lichtaart
1.9
Duration: 8 hours
Open Air Museum Bokrijk ©
History Museum
Open Air Museum Bokrijk Genk
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
St. Rumbold's Cathedral ©
Architectural Building
St. Rumbold's Cathedral Mechelen
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Town Hall (Stadhuis) ©
Architectural Building
Town Hall (Stadhuis) Leuven
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Tongeren

Antiek- en Brocantemarkt
Flea Market
Antiek- en Brocantemarkt
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sint-Catharinakerk
Church
Sint-Catharinakerk
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Standbeeld Ambiorix ©
Monument
Standbeeld Ambiorix
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
De Kevie ©
Wildlife Area
De Kevie
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Tongeren

Begijnhof van Tongeren
Church
Begijnhof van Tongeren
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Moerenpoort ©
Historic Site
Moerenpoort
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Spas in Tongeren

Museums in Tongeren

Begijnhofmuseum Beghina ©
Specialty Museum
Begijnhofmuseum Beghina
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

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