Ghent Cathedral is impressive mainly for its huge tower, which is a more than 100 meters high and multi-storied square structure, which you can only go up during the Ghent Festivities in summer, by a narrow spiral staircase. You have to pay to enter the Cathedral, and inside the most famous work is the polyptych of the Mystic Lamb, from the Flemish painters the Van Eyck brothers, ve have a statue in their honor near the cathedral.
Without doubt, this is one of the most imposing buildings in Antwerp and even in Belgium. The Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is noted for its imposing Gothic figure. Inside you can find priceless paintings, especially occasional Rubens, an artist born in the city and is remembered as a hero. The front, by the way, is gorgeous late in the afternoon during the evening light.
The cathedral is located in the most lively part of the city, with the greatest environment. This former collegiate church was founded in 966 and became a cathedral in 1802, replacing the great cathedral of Our Lady and St. Lambert which was destroyed during the revolution. It's a large Gothic building which was constructed after the original Church. There are 49 bells at the top of the tower. Don't forget to see the Christ of the Choir and the sixteenth century windows. The cathedral cloister has a valuable collection of treasures mostly from the old church.
Tournai Cathedral is one of the most outstanding places in Belgium. Located south of the Scheldt, this cathedral is made of blue-gray stone, which is very common in the region.
The construction of this building dates from the twelfth century and has three apparent architectural trends, according to the constructs that were added throughout the long history of this unique cathedral. An example of this is the nave, which is constructed in a Romanesque style. The cathedral has elements like severe and heavy lines, very typical of this style, the Gothic-style chorus, and finally to the transept, which was designed in a transitional style. The combination of these styles is largely responsible for the unique appearance of this building.
The part of the transept is what draws the most attention of those ve come with the desire of visiting this cathedral, as it is located bell towers composed of five towers which display a domed apse. These towers are square in shape but vary in their details, for example, some of the arches that adorn them are semicircular and others are pointed, which makes clear the fusion of styles present in this section of the building.
A magnificent cathedral built in the early 18th century. It has a curved limestone pediment showing a balanced mix of classical and baroque voluptuousness. The interior is elegant and bright thanks to the huge dome. The greatest treasure of the cathedral is the Diocesan Museum, rich in gold objects, offers a valuable VII century Merovingian shrine.
Undoubtedly, it is the symbol of the city. San Rumbolds Cathedral of Mechelen is the most striking building in the city. It comes into your sight and you can't take your eyes off of it. I was most surprised by its high tower which is accessible to visitors. In fact, it is one of those things that every tourist usually does. But beware, you will not go free ... And I do not mean that costs money (that too), but the 514 steps you have to climb. The truth is that the rise is the most stressful thing I remember. I am warning you because the climb will take about an hour. A different rhythm you do it before, but I assure you the next day soreness not you take them off ...
This church at first worked as a parish church. It was built in the 9th century, and it began to hold the title of Cathedral until the 19th century after gaining independence from Belgium. Over the years, the cathedral has been the influence of several different styles: Romanesque, Gothic, and florid Gothic. After a fire in 1839 the cathedral was restored by British architect William Chantrell, making it look as it does today. Outwardly its appearance is quite sober, and what stands out is that its 100 meter high tower is the oldest part of the Cathedral. Inside, in addition to its windows, stands the Gothic choir stalls with St. James's chapel that has murals from the late 13th century until 1576. It also houses paintings from the Flemish school as well as tapestries. It's free to enter the cathedral, but the cathedral's museum admission costs € 2.