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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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  • We were here with a large group of people. The start was in the rectory. The Guide knew a lot to tell about the building history and the establishment. Then to inside the Cathedral. An extensive tour had with relativity and humour by the Guide.
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  • If you like cathedrals should look at necessarily them. It is quite large with many exhibits. In the Cathedral, there is also a small museum that explains the emergence and the craft. In the ticket price of 4 euros is also a coffee or tea included.
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  • There were activities during our visit to the Church and that gave no peaceful atmosphere, a large and beautiful church and well worth a visit for 2.50.
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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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