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“Cosed for renovation but I had a peek”

Heilig Grabkirche St. Peter und Paul
Antwerp, Belgium
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“Cosed for renovation but I had a peek”
Reviewed 5 November 2011

When we did visit the church was closed for renovation, but as the door was opened I had a peek into a nearly empty church. Its creation dates back to the 14th century, but there was already a much earlier chapel, an ancient trade route led along the Danube into Bohemia. The Church of Peter and Paul or Grabkirche (sepulchre) was built 1337-1360 as a Gothic pillar Basilica. Its 1723 Tower is beautiful baroque and is considered one of the most beautiful in South Germany (architect Johann Michael Fischer). Pilgrimage church with old votifs donated by believers out of gratitude that the “mother of God” came to their aid in times of need, the oldest one dates back to1483, the Pietà in the middle of the altar dates from the old church. Until a hundred years ago it had a Baroque altar which then sold to the monastery in Disentis (canton of Graubünden, South-East Switzerland) and was changed for a neo-Gothic altar made in Niederalteich.

Visited August 2011
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