Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk

Northeast Belgium

From the 7th century, the relics of the local saint named St-Trudo made Sint-Truiden a major medieval pilgrimage centre. These relics are now housed in the treasury of this neo-Gothic church, which has a thousand-year history, though it dates in its current form to reconstructions from the 14th, 16th and mid-19th centuries.

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