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St. Rumbold's Cathedral

Local name: Sint-Romboutskathedraal

The construction of this monumental cathedral lasted from the 13th to the 14th century, while in the following centuries the temple was rebuilt several times. According to tradition, the remains of St. Rombouts. A 97-meter tower adjoins the church, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

At the top of the belfry there is a glazed viewpoint from which you can observe the panorama of the city. Stairs consisting of 514 steps lead to it. By the French architect Vaubanie, the tower was called the "eighth wonder of the world".

Inside the temple there are numerous works of art, including a series of 25 paintings depicting scenes from the life of St. Rumbold, paintings by Anthony van Dyck and sculptures by Lucas Faydherbe. The pillars of the nave are decorated with seventeenth-century statues of the twelve apostles. You can also see the Baroque altar and antique stained glass windows, depicting, among others Black Madonna.


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