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Cathedral of Our Lady

Local name: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, or the cathedral of the Virgin Mary, is the largest and most important church in Belgium, and at the same time one of the tallest temples in the world - its northern tower is 123 m high. The construction of the currently existing temple lasted nearly 200 years in the period from 1352 to 1521. To this day, it is the tallest building in Antwerp.

Built of brick and white stone, the Gothic building has a length of 118 m and a maximum width of 53.5 m. The temple has 2.4 thousand. seating, at the same time it can accommodate up to 25,000 faithful. Other figures showing the enormity of the building include: 7 naves, 128 windows and 11 chapels.

Inside, you can see paintings by Peter Paul Rubens ("Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary"), numerous pieces of sculptural art, made of gilded and silvered wood, the angelic throne and a tabernacle in the form of the Ark of the Covenant.


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Groenplaats 212000 Antwerp , Belgium