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Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp

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Stand in wonder at the delicately carved reliefs and statuary of the iconic, yet incomplete, Cathedral of Our Lady. The cathedral's single Gothic spire pierces the sky at 123 m (404 ft); plans to build a matching partner were never realized. The cathedral played an important role in the development of choral music, with some of the 15th-century masters making their home here as vicars. Consider attending a concert in the chapel to experience the sounds that inspired an entire generation of musicians. Be sure to check out the Rubens painting housed inside; it was returned to its place after World War II. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Cathedral of Our Lady and many more Antwerp attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Antwerp itinerary planner.
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Many visitors to Antwerp choose to stay in the Oude Stad neighborhood, which offers accommodations with character. The city features a wide range of lodging options including budget hostels, bed and breakfasts, private apartments, and luxury hotels. To score discounts on weekends, check out hotel chains on the city's outskirts, which cater to business travelers during the week. The area around Antwerp's central station offers the most choices. When in doubt, check in with the city's tourism bureau, which maintains a list of the best lodging prices and can make reservations for you.
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  • This piece of architecture is great however if I am honest it is a money making scam which shows the worst of religion.  more »
  • One of the most majestic cathedrals I've visited, as soon as you get near it you notice the beautifull gothic architecture.  more »
  • This place is in middle of Antwerp city Center. Another master piece of Gothic architecture. Must Visit place.  more »
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  • Great Cathedral, but not as great as it used to be... These days, Antwerp Cathedral is as picturesque an example of Gothic Religious Architecture as you could hope wish for. Immensely ornate and home to a sizable collection of art treasures, it's well worth taking a couple of hours to look around learn about. Pro-Tip: Along the southern Aisle you'll find an inconspicuous staircase, leading to the Catacombs. The space below is cramped, and not for the claustrophobic, but it provides a fascinating insight into burial arrangements, as they were in the building's heyday. With that said, these days it has a sanitized, over-groomed feel, compared to the way it was before its renovation back in the early 90's. Nevertheless, no visit to Antwerp would be complete without a tour of this legendary piece of religious history.
  • It is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I've seen. It has a very interesting history as well.
  • I would have loved to have gone inside, but alas unlike many of the other wonderful cathedrals in the country, this one you have to pay to get in.
  • Antwerp our lady cathedral is one of the unique places in Antwerp province, I stayed in Antwerp for one week but I visited three times this cathedral, it has breathtaking atmosphere and full of precious paintings, detailed architecture
  • The most beautiful cathedral of the Benelux and beyond. Check out the artwork: amazing works by Rubens and a beautiful new statue by Fabre. Another highlight is the grand organ with over 5000 pipes. You haven't seen Antwerp if you skip her stunning cathedral.