Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel, Kortrijk
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Visit Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel to see one of the oldest and most iconic buildings in the historical city of Kortrijk. Built in the year 1199 as part of the first castle of Kortrijk, the church has since played a large role in the history of the County of Flanders, surviving many battles and renovations. Step inside to admire the 17th-century Baroque interior contrasted by modern stained-glass windows. Visit the adjacent medieval Chapel of the Counts of Flanders, dating from 1374, to see paintings of the lineage of the former counts. Other treasures on display include Anthony van Dyck's painting, Raising of the Cross, and a 14th-century statue of St. Catherine. To visit Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel on your holiday in Kortrijk, and find out what else Kortrijk has to offer, use our Kortrijk vacation builder.
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  • I like this church. It’s quite unique and it has a lot of historic events. As I approached it, it looked quite majestic, a church worthy for a king. I wasn’t too far from it! It used to be connected w...  more »
  • The city dominant, which rises above the medieval houses. Worthy of examination of the Chapel, where hang those Golden Spurs (see battle of the Golden Spurs), however, already copy. Tomb of Flandrskih graphs plus-with beautiful moldings and an altar triptych.
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  • The Romanesque church in itself is not so special but especially the side chapel makes this worth a visit. The Chapel is a copy of the Sainte Chapelle in Paris (with less exuberant stained-glass Windows) and there are portraits of all counts of Flanders! some of those paintings date back to the middle ages.
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