The main church of the Virgin in Antwerp stands in the old town, a Gothic building built in 1352 and completed in nearly 200 years. It is also the tallest and largest church in Belgium. All Gothic churches have complex and beautiful patterns, and here is no exception. After such a long construction time, the hard work of countless architects, the decoration of the church can maintain a unified and coordinated style. Because it has a 123-meter spire, it is also known as the "medieval skyscraper." It can be clearly seen in a dozen or so miles, guiding the course of the ships entering the port of Antwerp.
The statue of a child and a puppy at the door of the church tells a sad story. In Belgium in the 19th century, the little boy Nello and his puppy Patola were inseparable partners. Because Nello likes to paint, she has always dreamed of becoming a painter like Rubens. However, because the family is poor, lonely and unappreciated, Nile has no money to learn to draw. On Christmas Day, he wandered alone in the streets of Antwerp. Because it was Christmas Eve, all the curtains covering the oil paintings in the church were opened for people to see. He only saw Rubenss paintings, and he was fulfilled, but he was small at night. The dogs warmed together in the cold wind until they died.
The interior of the church is both solemn and luxurious and well worth a visit. Famous for Rubens's altarpieces, "The Rise of Jesus", "The Fall of Jesus" and "The Assumption of the Virgin". This is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Antwerp, one of the greatest buildings in Antwerp, is also the highest Gothic church in Belgium. Construction began at the end of 1352, and it was not until 1521 that the entire project was completed. It is very shocking that the church took more than a century and was built by countless construction workers. The entire architectural style is quite consistent. The most intriguing part of the church is the tower, which is 123 meters high and the fine decoration on the tower is breathtaking. The row of 47 bells on the tower was built by three craftsmen and it took a century to complete. It takes 6 Euros to enter the tour. This 6 Euro is definitely worth it. The first thing that comes into view is the white columns and domes. The sunlight is scattered from the mosaic glass windows on both sides. This scene is very common, but you look closely. You will find a large number of paintings for visitors to visit, and there are many masterpieces of Rubens, especially in the middle of the fair, a few masterpieces, such as the rise of Jesus, where Jesus is off the shelf.
The painting in the center of the main altar is Rubenss other work, The Assumption of the Virgin. In order to select a suitable author for the Assumption of the Altar, the Cathedral of the Notre-Dame held a competition for the creation of altarpieces for the main altar in 1611. Rubens stood out among the many competitors.
Antwerp is not only the second largest city in Belgium, but also the most artistic and fashionable city in the country. The Anshi market is a combination of classic and modern. Just after the train, it will be shocked by the central station built a hundred years ago. The gorgeous classical architecture is impressive. The Chinatown opposite the station makes us feel at home.
The Cathedral of Our Lady is the most famous church in Belgium and is proud of the collection of Rubens' paintings. The famous painter of Antwerp, Rubens, was an early representative of the Baroque School. His work is famous for his emphasis on movement, color and sense. In his former residence, many famous paintings, including his self-portraits and the Holocaust of the Innocent, worth 50 million euros, can be seen.
At noon, I ate the most famous Antwerp fries, and the tender coke tenderloin was topped with beer and beef stew.
In the Vlaeykensgang neighbourhood of Antwerp you will get a lot of secrets of this city
another view of the Cathedral of Our Lady
a renaissance old house
a secret open sunflower flower
or one A quiet caf bar...
Looking up at Vlaeykensgang in the sky, especially the blue
except the main church on the main square
around the buildings in the old town of Antwerp / Hh/ You will see that Belgiums expectations for faith have never stopped
live here. You will feel comfortable. This is desirable.
Antwerp can explore the whole city without relying on footsteps. Hh / lunch choice in FRITES ATELIER this old-fashioned fries shop
it is called "Belgian Michelin fries shop"
here is the essence of French fries lies in its chopped beef peanut kimchi, etc.
Why is Michelin fries shop
that is because this Michelin chef's Michelin fries shop
Philip's Biscuits is Belgium's best cream cookie shop
for cookie lovers I am simply heaven.