Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk

West Flanders

Echoing with wistful music, this church has a gilt sunburst altarpiece, heraldic panels in the 1373 St-Catherinekapel and features Van Dyck’s 1631 painting Kruisoprichting (Raising of the Cross) in the left transept. Poet-priest Guido Gezelle was once pastor here (1872–1889).

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