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St. Rumbold's Cathedral

St. Rumbold's Cathedral

St. Rumbold's Cathedral

St. Rumbold's Cathedral

St. Rumbold's Cathedral

St. Rumbold's Cathedral

St. Rumbold's Cathedral

the 12 apostlesThe cathedral was named after Saint Rumbold, an Irish missionary who Christianized the area of Mechelen in the 7th century. Construction began in the 13th century and was finished 300 years later. The 97,20 m high tower of the St. Rumbold's Cathedral dominates the centre of Mechelen. Originally the tower should have reached a height of 160 m, these plans could not be completed due to financial problems. In 1999 the St. Rumbold's tower was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The interior has amongst others sculptures of the 12 apostles, the painting ' The crucified Christ ' made by Antoon van Dijck and the main altar in polychrome marble made by Lucas Faydherbe. Inside the cathedral is also the tomb of the famous cardinal Désiré-Joseph Mercier.

View location in Mechelen, Belgium.


1 comments:

Hi Juka! It looks lovely! From the side it looked similar to Brussels, but I haven't been to Brussels for some time... ;)

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