The Cathedral of Our Lady Antwerp has to be one of the most gorgeous in this part of the world. It Will cost you (i guess 6 Euros) to get in, but definitely worth a visit to this iconic cathedral. Its an Extraordinary cathedral and a pleasure to visit it and understand the history. It looks fantastic from the outside and so does it from the inside. The Christmas Mass yesterday was beautiful, even for those not being deeply religious. The Rubens collection inside is simply fantastic, it's a little piece of history and it also is surprising to see how openly they are exhibited contrary to some museums also holding masterpieces from Rubens. A must see place if visiting Antwerp.
Amazing cathedral with an exposition of paintings including the works of Rubens. The entrance fee is only €6. The cathedral itself is very interesting to explore. Check the schedule of the visits before going to cathedral - sometimes it is available only for prayers. From 13 till 17 it should be available for visitors.
Beautiful and well-preserved cathedral, well worth the 6€ cost to enter. While the Royal Museum is closed for renovations, the cathedral is doubling as a showcase for many works by the famous 17th century artist Rubens. The cathedral itself is gorgeous and a must see when in Antwerp, so the addition of the art makes it all the better. Highly recommend.
After 169 years of construction the cathedral of Antwerp finally dominated Antwerp's skyline in 1521 with a height of 123 metres. It's the highest Gothic building in the Low Countries. It took 169 years (1352-1521) of labour to raise the 123m heavenward-reaching steeple of the Cathedral, the highest Gothic building in the Low Countries. The Cathedral is an iconic treasury, with an impressive collection of major art works, including a series of paintings by Rubens. Now, after twenty years, the seven-naved church has been restored to its former architectural glory. Fascinating features include Rubens’ ‘Elevation of the Cross’ and his ‘Descent from the Cross’. Any visit to Antwerp starts with a visit of the Cathedral of Our Lady.
We passed by several times but there was always a que. This time we had a luck. Entrance fee is not cheap but it was worth to pay it. It is one of the best Gothic cathedrals we have seen with nice small art exhibition (incl Rubens). Great place who like old architecture and paintings.