|Loaf of white bread||$2.78|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.17|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$40.68|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.09|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$144.07|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$13.56|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$40.68|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$16.27|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$13.56|
Zwevegem is a municipality situated in West Flanders, a famous Belgian province. The Lille Airport is the nearest airport to this place and is only about 47 km from its center. Tourists would love to visit the nearby Kortrijk and Waregem. There are about two hundred well-preserved and protected monuments here and several valuable facades, statues, museums, mills and landscapes for you to explore. There are as many as thirty beautiful parks, gardens and green areas around this place, so avail cheap flights to Zwevegem to enjoy a revitalizing holiday.
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 splendid Beguinage is really a little gem situated at the heart of the city. The Great Beguinage is located in Sint-Amandsberg. It was constructed during the period 1873 to 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. The Broel Towers, another heritage site, look pretty identical but the two towers were not constructed at the same time and there is a bridge connecting the northern and southern towers. The bridge runs over the river Leie.
Kortrijk 1302 is an interesting multimedia museum depicting the Battle of the Golden Spurs, July 1302. Flax Museum retraces the history of flax cultivation. It has a superb collection of linen, lace and damask. Broel Museum concentrates on exhibiting the region’s visual as well as applied art. The numerous museums here are enough incentive for you to avail cheap flights to Zwevegem and book a room in one of the fine hotels in Zwevegem.
Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial is the only World War I American soldiers’ cemetery in the whole of Belgium and also the smallest one in Europe. The towers of the famous 13th century Our Lady church, constructed by Baldwin of Constantinople, are said to overlook picturesque alleys. The interior is intricately decorated and you can find the wonderfully sculpted spandrels of the 14th century counts of Flanders chapel. It also houses the splendid 1380 alabaster statue of St Catherine and the famous painting ‘The Raising of the Cross’ by Van Dyck.