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Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Haarlem

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View a source of pride for the citizens of Haarlem at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, an elaborate Gothic structure built during the 13th century. As you approach, try to spot the tower that rises above everything else. Renaissance and Baroque art decorates the main cathedral, including the pulpit sculpture, the tombstone of Bishop Triest, and the mesmerizing painting of Saint Bavo Entering the Monastery. If you have a chance to explore the crypt under the choir, more paintings and church artifacts await. Before you leave, take a few moments to visit the former sacristy, which has been converted into a museum displaying historical artifacts from Haarlem's Catholic past. With our custom trip planner, Haarlem attractions like Cathedral of Saint Bavo 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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  • Haarlem has two churches dedicated to w Bavonowi. The former Church of the Roman Catholic Church is located in the very centre of the city-acquired in the context of the turmoil history by protestantow and the second Cathedral of St. Bavona. Cathedral was built on the plot just outside the old city walls. Plot these received the Catholics as monetary compensation for acquired Church stojacy on the market. The new Cathedral is an active Church, celebrated sa regular mass schedule St. fun fact is that after the death of St. John Paul II was the only church in the Netherlands, where the stipulated mass mourning for the Holy Father. The Cathedral makes an impression with its enormity. It is wstapic, maybe it hits on an interesting concert. And you should pay attention to szczegolik-at the main entrance there is a mirror to Lord wchodzace to the Church could improve fruzure) as the windy Dutch weather is very useful.
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  • It is a very beautiful church both inside and out. Really a viewing waard.de Cathedral such as that is called is only from outside. Super recommended.
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  • After so many stripped-bare church interiors, Saint Bavo was a wonderful surprise: not austere, cold, or bare, and graced with a glorious organ once played by Mozart.  more »
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  • Beautiful catholic cathedral built between 1895 and 1930 in neo-gothic and neo-roman style, according to a design by architect Jos Cuypers. Try to visit the church, and even better, try to get into one of the sparse tours of the church and its towers and cupola, that are organised by the church itself (keep an eye on the website).
  • Magnificent building, historical feeling
  • Beautiful building.
  • Response to Rob H: the RK Cathedral, also known as the new Bavo, is still in use as the main church of the Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam. However, the old Bavo on the market, you are talking about and a picture of shows, is that indeed not. The new Bavo has no wooden roof and not the famous Müller organ. You may want to first check where you drop your review here;)
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  • Great cathedral. If you like Roman Catholic churches please can you here there is plenty to see
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