Wednesday, 20 January 2010

The Cathedral of our Lady, Antwerp - OLV Kathedraal, Antwerpen

You have a nice view on the cathedral from the "Groenplaats" and the "Main Square". The constructions started during the 16th century and the city continued working on it. Inside you find a choir from the year 1415 and several paintings from Peter Paul Rubens. Among these are the two famous triptych paintings: "The Raising of the Cross" and "The Descent of the Cross". It is a pity you have to pay 5 euro entrance, but it is worth it. The cathedral is very beautiful and the paintings are priceless.

Je hebt een mooi zicht op de kathedraal van de Groenplaats en de grote markt. De bouw werd gestart in de 16de eeuw en de stad heeft voortdurend hieraan verder gewerkt. In de kathedraal vind je een houten koor van het jaar 1415 en verschillende schilderijen van Peter Paul Rubens, waaronder de beroemde drieluik schilderijen: de "Kruisoprichting"en de "Kruisafneming". Het is spijtig dat de inkom betalend is (5 euro), maar het is het zeker waard. De kathedraal is zeer mooi en de schilderijen van onschatbare waarde.

The Cathedral of our Lady Antwerp Demuinck Pardon

The Cathedral of our Lady Antwerp Demuinck Pardon

The Cathedral of our Lady Antwerp Demuinck Pardon

The Cathedral of our Lady Antwerp Demuinck Pardon

The Cathedral of our Lady Antwerp Demuinck Pardon

The Cathedral of our Lady Antwerp Demuinck Pardon

The Cathedral of our Lady Antwerp Demuinck Pardon

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1 comment:

  1. Next time I go to Belgium, I must visit this town....so many good souvenirs in your country ! It's beautiful.

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