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Very nice Gothic church

Most beautiful church in the city to visit, momentarily being renovated but you can visit. Gothic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maartenw2016
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Ghent, Belgium
Unfinished Gothic symphony

In the centre if a small provincial town, this church seemed to had the ambition to become a Gothic... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
brNrd
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Aalst, Belgium
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Temporarily Closed - The church will be closed from July 1st to December 31st 2017 for restoration works. But you can take a peek inside through a peekhole at the main entrance to follow up on the works!
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Priester Daensplein, Aalst 9300, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most beautiful church in the city to visit, momentarily being renovated but you can visit. Gothic by origin, with some Baroque parts, and a imposant organ.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

In the centre if a small provincial town, this church seemed to had the ambition to become a Gothic cathedral in it's own right. Time altered that dream. Ravaged by iconoclasts in the 16th century, damaged by fire, the church still hasn't lost all of...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

In Brussels they have only one little statue made by Duquesnoy. Here you will find several, and of better quality. Come and find them. The altarpiece from Rubens also has a great history. During the French revolution it was robbed and exposed in The Louvre....More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This church is being renovated but nonetheless is worth a visit. The most impressive painting is by P.P. Rubins. The big organ above the entrance door needs renovating. It is clearly a long term project requiring a lot of finances. Hope the government sees the...More

Thank Moonbeam666
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Located just next to the city center square, the 'Old Church' is a must see. The architecture is impressive, as well as the art you can admire inside. For sure a stop to recommend when visiting Aalst!

Thank Fidzje
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This church has a big history. With the Industrial revolution Aalst was a poor city, were Socialists were batteling against the establishment and Priester Daens took the side of the poor people. The bisschop didn't like this Priest who was also against the way that...More

2  Thank Yvan820
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The church, one of the larger ones in Flandres, has still a few of the original ceiling paintings made around 1500. Further there are a few barok works of art, including a probable painting from the Rubens workshop and a sacristy tower. There is a...More

1  Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

This church is the oldest of the city Aalst. Locals call it the 'old church'. It's a nice building to see. Insight, there is a tableau painted by PP Rubens. An old Flemish master painter from the 17th siècle. The church itself actually was supposed...More

1  Thank mjens2018
Reviewed 25 September 2015

I am very surprise about how big are churches in the Flander's region. Even the most small village has a impressive church to visit. This one in Aast is very big and it needs some renovations but still is beautiful and peaceful. I recommend its...More

1  Thank Yen M
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

There are many such churches in Belgium specifically and many are better and more grand. But if you are in Aalst you just take a peek inside. It is a great site and worth the visit.

1  Thank JD-70point3
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