Saint Martin's Church, Kortrijk

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The Saint-Martin's Church is the main church and one of the principal Gothic monuments of Kortrijk, Flanders, Belgium. The church is dedicated to the saint Martin of ToursHistoryThe first gothic Saint Martin's church, was burned down after the battle of Rozenbeke. This chuch was located at the place where before a Roman church stood (built in 650). The second church was built between 1390 and 1466, som old parts could be integrated in the new chuch and are still visible today. in 1585 the famous Sacramental tower was constructed in the choir. The current beltower dates from the 19th century after a fire in 1862 ruined the choir and major parts of the roof and tower.Amongst the artworks old works of Gaspar de Crayer can be seen. The organ dating 1888, is a major work of Pierre Schyven.
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  • In the centre of Kortijk a church you must visit. Attractive inside with an interesting and long history . Lovely tower and an impressive pulpit . Lots of painting and well worth a visit.  more »
  • I later learned that I, Church is registered as a world heritage. Make piano playing at the Church when I went I had practice pianists, a solemn atmosphere.
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  • During the spring months several festivities like first comunions etc .Somethimes its possible to climb up to the belltower !  more »
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  • Gorgeous church! I took this photograph at night when I was visiting back in October 2016.
  • For refind yourself
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  • Beautiful architecture!
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  • Beautiful church in Kortrijk. We have enjoyed the Church and the mass and wonderfully Sung!
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