Jan Taccoen, A Pilgrim and Tourist of the Renaissance

Abstract This article is about the voyages undertaken by Jan Taccoen of Zillebeke, a Flemish lord, between 1500 and 1515. During that travels Taccoen reached, among other cities and countries, Rome and Venice, in Italy, Lisbon, in Portugal, and Jerusalem, in Palestine. He encountered and lived in cities and with peoples of different levels of wealth, mentalities and ways of life, of wich he left us impressive memories.