Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, Nivelles

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The Collegiate Church of St. Gertrude is a historical building in Nivelles, Walloon Brabant, Belgium, which was built in the 11th century.HistoryThe church was built to serve the Abbey of Nivelles, originally a monastery of Benedictine nuns founded by Itta of Metz, the widow of Pepin of Landen, and mother of Gertrude of Nivelles, the first abbess, in the 7th century. Her remains are buried in a chapel of the church. This structure was built in the early 11th century and consecrated in 1046 by Wazo, Bishop of Liège, in the presence of the Emperor Henry III. It is an example both of Mosan art and of Ottonian architecture.With the growing membership of members of the nobility among the nuns starting in the 12th century, the community gradually changed its character from its monastic one until it had become a community of canonesses regular by the 15th century, at the latest. At that point, the church acquired its status of collegiate church.
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  • beautiful Collegiate Church on the square, Jean of Nivelles sounds to remind you to enter. Possibility of the guide and an informative tour.
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  • This majestic collegiate gives its charm in the Nivelles square. The see from the outside is already a pleasure but the inside is worth also.
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  • Nivelloise to be missed under any circumstances place if you go there. 1/2 of the place is pietonnere. District St Jacques (road north of St J. c.) see also (behind Carrefour Market)
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  • I visited and made pictures of the inside of the collegiate because the Statues are all superb wooden and picture d a plan or the churches have more than a century
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  • Very beautiful monument. Absolutely visited!
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  • Very nice
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  • Excellent restoration of the collegiate church. Worth a visit!
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  • Beautiful Collegiate Church. Magnificent.
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