Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, Nivelles

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#4 of 7 in Historic Sites in Walloon Brabant Province
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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  • August 9, 2017
    a surprising church with a beautiful grand place a fun culture and history to discover quickly
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  • August 9, 2017
    Restored and renovated in the 1950s (after the German bombing), the population having made the choice (by referendum) to strip it of its additions DAO and Gothic. 1,000 years of history. There is a very similar Church in Trier, in Germany. Guided tour every day at 2 pm (see the office of tourism of Nivelles).
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  • August 8, 2017
    This College is superb... in very good condition... to see the side of the entry as on the other side there is a modern building just at the foot of the collegiate church... too bad
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  • November 27, 2016
    Beautiful roman church, very rare in this country
  • February 18, 2017
    A must seen
  • January 20, 2017
    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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  • November 8, 2016
    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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  • March 1, 2017
    Beautiful but I preferred the arrow...
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