Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp

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Stand in wonder at the delicately carved reliefs and statuary of the iconic, yet incomplete, Cathedral of Our Lady. The cathedral's single Gothic spire pierces the sky at 123 m (404 ft); plans to build a matching partner were never realized. The cathedral played an important role in the development of choral music, with some of the 15th-century masters making their home here as vicars. Consider attending a concert in the chapel to experience the sounds that inspired an entire generation of musicians. Be sure to check out the Rubens painting housed inside; it was returned to its place after World War II. Using our international travel planner, Antwerp attractions like Cathedral of Our Lady can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Take your time. There is lots to see. And on top of that - one can have a beer ! In a cathedral! Brilliant! The cathedral is so huge so it never gets crowded. I hope. 
    Take your time. There is lots to see. And on top of that - one can have a beer ! In a cathedral! Brilliant! The cathedral is so huge so it never gets crowded. I hope.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful churches / cathedrals in Belgium. Not only the outside is worth having a look at, but the cathedral has real treasures inside. Take your time and have a quiet look around... 
    One of the most beautiful churches / cathedrals in Belgium. Not only the outside is worth having a look at, but the cathedral has real treasures inside. Take your time and have a quiet look around...  more »
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  • Sort of expensive to get in but I thought it was worth it. The scale of the inside is very impressive, and the art on display is truly beautiful. There's plenty of explanations written in many languages too so it's very easy to learn about the art etc. I could have spent ages in there just soaking it in.
  • Beautiful cathedral, not too big, quiet, not too crowded, spacious. Was nice to just sit down in the cooled down main hall after a long walk in the sun and just be with your thoughts. Only thing is, it looked like some areas were under renovation of some sorts, so they were fenced off.

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