Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal

sights / Religious

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal information

Location
Antwerp , Belgium
Address
Handschoenmarkt
More information
www.dekathedraal.be
Prices
adult/concession €5/3
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Fri, to 3pm Sat, to 4pm Sun
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Belgium’s finest Gothic cathedral was 169 years in the making (1352–1521). Wherever you wander in Antwerp, its gracious, 123m-high spire has a habit of popping unexpectedly into view and rarely fails to jolt a gasp of awe. The sight is particularly well framed when looking up Pelgrimstraat in afternoon light. The cathedral’s imposing interior sports late-baroque decorations, including four early Rubens canvases and, while KMSKA is closed, some of that collection's religious masterpieces are currently displayed here too. For a free glimpse down the nave turn left on entry to the 'prayer' area, but please remain quiet. Guided tours at 11am.