Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp

This is the façade of Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp. This cathedral is the largest one in Belgium, covering an area of 2.5 acres. The tower is 403 feet tall containing a belfry with a 47-bell carillon. The North tower, a landmark in Antwerp, is cherished by all its citizens. So famed it is, that there are songs written about it.

 The planned second tower never came up due to lack of funds. The cathedral has a turbulent past: damaged badly in fire in 1533, then damaged in religious wars, looted during French Revolution. When I visited the church part of the interiors was under renovation. The clock on the tower is an addition from the 18th century. Lot of changes and restorations are being done. Future generations will definitely benefit from this.

... Along River Schelde, Antwerp
The Carolus Borromeus Church, Antwerp, Belgium

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