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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  • A very big church in very good state. You must visite the collegiale of Saint Gertrude. Nice to see. On saturday : big foof market around the church !  more »
  • Having seen a picture of the Romanesque Saint Gertrude Collegiate Church in a book on Belgium’s architectural heritage, we were eager to visit it. We were told at the tourist office there was a guided...  more »
  • Take a moment to breathe and let the history guide your steps. From the first stone to the last stone, The little story of people through the greatest history. Below,the first stone, the first pilgrim...  more »
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  • Beautiful roman church, very rare in this country
  • A must seen
  • A beautiful restoration which took many years and which does not have the unanimity of the Nivelloise population. It is difficult in some pictures to make you enjoy the collegiate church and you give the envy of the visited, there are so many beautiful things to voir👍
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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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  • Beautiful but I preferred the arrow...
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