|Pack of cigarettes||$7.80|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$677.97|
|Local draught beer||$4.75|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$11.49|
Kortrijk is the capital of Leie region. A Belgian city situated in the province of Flemish in West Flanders, Kortrijk boasts of several schools, colleges, a university, hospitals and also shopping streets. It got its name Groeninge City in July 1302, post the Battle of Golden Spurs. There are about two hundred well-preserved and protected monuments here along with several valuable facades, statues, museums, mills and landscapes for you to explore. The city has access to some of the major airports such as the Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport, Brussels Airport, Lille Lesquin International Airport and also Zaventem Airport. Book cheap flights to Kortrijk and discover the city along with family and friends and have a rejuvenating trip. The city has as many as thirty beautiful parks, gardens and green areas for you to relax and revitalize.
Even today, you can have a glimpse of the Middle Ages in Kortrijk, thanks to the Beguinage and Belfry, two important heritage sites as declared by UNESCO. The Great Beguinage is extraordinarily huge and is located in Sint-Amandsberg. It was constructed between the period 1873 and 1874 as a substitute for St. Elizabeth Beguinage. There were 80 houses, 14 convents, a church, an infirmary and a chapel that was devoted to St. Anthony, Padua. The belfry has an outstanding statue of Mercury (God of the merchants). The Broel Towers, another heritage site, look pretty identical but the two towers were not constructed at the same time; there is also a bridge which connects the northern and southern towers. The bridge runs over the river Leie.
The numerous museums here are enough incentive for you to avail cheap flights to Kortrijk and to book hotels in Kortrijk well in advance. Kortrijk 1302 is a multimedia museum depicting the Battle of the Golden Spurs, July1302. Flax Museum traces the history of flax cultivation. It has a superb collection of linen, lace and damask. Broel Museum concentrates on exhibiting visual as well as applied art. Bakery Museum located at the Vannestes Mill focuses primarily on four different facets of the bakery industry. Beguinage Museum depicts the living conditions of the beguines.