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Saint Martin's Collegiate Church, Aalst: Distant view, looking down towards Sint-Martensplein

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posted on 2017-06-30, 00:00 authored by G. Massiot & cie
St. Martin's Collegiate Church, in Gothic style, dates back to 1480. It contains a painting by Rubens, 'Saint Roch beseeching Christ to terminate the Plague at Aalst', and it has also a beautiful tabernacle (dated 1605), which features sculptures made by Hieronymus Duquesnoy the Elder. In addition to silverware and vestments of the Abbey of Drongen, the church houses the tomb of Thierry Martens, the first printer of Belgium. A copper meridian line, running through the south transept, was added in 1839. Until 1868 it was the only parish church in Aalst. It is currently being restored.

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Sint Martinuskerk, Aalst

Date Created

1910-01-01

Date Modified

2017-06-30

Spatial Coverage

Aalst, Flanders, Belgium|+50.937776+4.040967|Aalst

Temporal Coverage

before or circa 1910

Cultural Context

Late Gothic

Rights Statement

To view the physical lantern slide, please contact the Architecture Library.

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