Antwerp's Cathedral of Our Lady - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
The Cathedral of Our Lady is the largest Gothic church in the Low Countries and was built between 1352 and 1521.The 123m high church tower has dominated Antwerp´s skyline since its construction. The tower can be seen from most places in the city centre, which makes it an ideal orientation point. Rubens' monumental masterpieces the Descent of the Cross and the Raising of the Cross keep enthralling visitors even after almost 4 centuries. Both triptyches can be seen on the panorama below.
Antwerp's Cathedral of Our Lady - FURTHER INFORMATION
Antwerp's Cathedral of Our Lady - Antwerpen visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Antwerp's Cathedral of Our Lady' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Antwerpen.
The Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) is the Catholic cathedral in Antwerp. Built in grand Gothic style on the Handschoenmarkt (off the Grote Markt), it is the largest church in Benelux. Within the vast expanse of the cathedral are seven aisles and 125 pillars. Five towers were planned, but only one completed. Visitors are often awed by the shear size and space within the church, with soaring white vaults rising high above them.
For the visitor, the Cathedral of Our Lady contains various important works of art, including the four Rubens altarpieces - The Raising of the Cross (1609-10), The Descent From the Cross (1611-14), The Resurrection (1612) and The Assumption of the Virgin (1626). In addition to this is Nicolas Rombouts' Last Supper (1503) stained-glass window and a Carrrara marble Madonna and Child (ca. 1350) by an anonymous artist.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Tram: Groenplaats (2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 15)