Responding to the call of the Belgian Bishops in connection with the coronavirus, this church will remain closed for celebrations and visits from Saturday 14 March until Sunday 19 April.
Its Cathedral, the largest Gothic church of the Low Countries, is the pride of Antwerp. It was finished in 1521 concluding a construction period of nearly 170 years. Its northern tower (123m / 404ft) is ‘stone lacework’ and it dominates the skyline. Inside the seemingly unlimited space takes you into a different dimension.
What we see today is partly Baroque, partly 19th century neo-Gothic. We can admire four works by Peter Paul Rubens, including The Raising of the Cross and The Descent from the Cross, which are world renowned cultural heritage. Many other works of art, the furniture, the stained-glass windows,… all deserve our attention.