Salve Mater (BE)

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium opened the Salve Mater psychiatric center for women in 1927. It was established by the sisters of mercy. The main building was closed in 1997 but it took up to ten years before all patients left. The last ones, those of the Saint-Paulus pavillion, left salve Mater in 2007.

The Salve mater instituted was a complex of several buildings. During my visit i was able to get into two of them. Not all the buildings were abandoned. Some of them were already renovated. Due to the fact that some buildings were more or less occupied the demolished has stayed out for most of the complex and lots of items like wheelchairs and beds are still around.

Built: 1927
Abandoned: 2007
Visited: 22 Februari 2014