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Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, Nivelles
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Churches, Tourist Spots
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.With our international travel planner, Nivelles attractions like Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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quand on vit à Nivelles , on en oublie parfois de visiter ou de revisiter cette magnifique Collégiale Ste Gertrude . Nous étions avec de nouveaux voisins venant de Bruxelles et nous leur avons fait dé... read more »When you live in Nivelles, we forget sometimes to visit or revisit this magnificent collégiale St. Gertrude. We were with new neighbors from Brussels and we made them discover this exceptional building and its Romanesque artshow original
Flott kirke som er verdt et besøk. Kirken gir et inntrykk av storhetstid og viktighet i samfunnet. Koselig og hyggelige vakter som gav oss en mini-omvisning og fortalte om særtrekk ved kirken. Kan anb... read more »Great Church that is worth a visit. The Church gives an idea of the greatness and importance in the community. Cosy and friendly guards who gave us a mini tour and told me about the special feature of the Church. Can be recommended!show original
Superbe église romane restaurée . Elle contient de vraies oeuvres d 'art et une cripte intéressante. A voir absolumentBeautiful restored Romanesque church. It contains real works d ' art and an interesting encrypted. A must seeshow original
Rose-marie MombaertsVery beautiful monument. Absolutely visited!show original
Françoise JonetExcellent restoration of the collegiate church. Worth a visit!show original
Henry ConstantBeautiful Collegiate Church. Magnificent.show original
Matthias NatusL door entrance is too smallshow original
Ulysse renardCA va, no worries, has nothing to say...show original
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