Antwerp Cathedral: Overall aerial view showing entire cathedral facing the river Scheldt

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Description

The largest church in Benelux and an important example of Brabantine Gothic architecture. Antwerp Cathedral also shelters four magnificent Rubens altarpieces. It has a three-bay choir with an ambulatory and five radiating chapels, a narrow transept of shallow projection and a nave with double aisles and side chapels, which is seven bays long including the façade block. There are a central lantern tower and two west towers. The church’s one finished (north)spire is 123 metres (404 ft) high, the highest church tower in the Benelux.

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Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Cathedrals

  • Bell towers

  • Rivers

  • Architecture

  • Clock-towers

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Gothic (Medieval)

Place of Creation
  • Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium: Handschoenmarkt (off the Grote Markt)

  • +51.220556+4.400556

  • Antwerp

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

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