Saint Rumbold's Cathedral: Interior, nave looking towards high altar



The cathedral was built in honor of Saint Rombout (Rumbold), a seventh century Irish missionary. Twenty-five paintings in the choir illustrate the life of the saint. The construction was started shortly after 1200, and during the final phase in 1452-1520, the tower was built. The spire was never completed; the flat-topped silhouette of the cathedral’s tower is easily recognizable and dominates the surroundings. The interior features a Baroque choir and a high altar by Lucas Faydherbe, as well as paintings by Anthony van Dyck and others. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Sint-Romboutskathedraal

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Cathedrals

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Gothic (Medieval)

Place of Creation
  • Mechelen

  • Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

  • +51.028889+4.478333

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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