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Stained glass window, Cathedral of our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium August 2011

Cathedral of Our Lady (Antwerp)

Affiliation Roman Catholic Region Diocese of Antwerp Year consecrated 1521 Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral Leadership Johan Bonny Website De Kathedraal Architectural description Architect(s) Jan and Pieter Appelmans Architectural type Cathedral Architectural style Gothic Direction of facade W Groundbreaking 1352 [1] Completed 1521 Specifications Capacity 25000 Length 120 metres (390 ft) Width 75 metres (246 ft) Width (nave) 53.5 metres (176 ft) Height (max) 123 metres (404 ft) UNESCO World Heritage Site Official name: Belfries of Belgium and France Criteria: ii, iv Designated: 1999[2] Reference #: 943 Type: Cultural State Party: Belgium and France Region: Europe and North America

The Cathedral of Our Lady (Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium. Today's see of the Diocese of Antwerp was started in 1352 and, although the first stage of construction was ended in 1521, has never been 'completed'. In Gothic style, its architects were Jan and Pieter Appelmans. It contains a number of significant works by the Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, as well as paintings by artists such as Otto van Veen, Jacob de Backer and Marten de Vos.

The cathedral is on the list of World Heritage Sites.[3]

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  • Uploaded on August 20, 2011
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    by Lucien Kivit
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
    • Taken on 2011/08/19 13:24:18
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