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Antwerp Cathedral, Belgium

From series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
Year: 1521. Height: 120 m.

The Cathedral in Antwerp is also an architectural landmark of world significance. It began to be built in 1352. Construction work continued continuously until 1521. Even though the cathedral has been operating continuously since the middle ages, it is still officially considered unfinished. Jean Amel was the main architect who designed the cathedral. Residents and visitors of Antwerp can admire the unique Gothic features of the cathedral today thanks to his efforts.

Antwerp Cathedral, Belgium The interior design of the cathedral also has a lot of unique values. Famous artists Otto van Veen and Peter Paul Rubens worked on its design. The height of the cathedral is 120 meters. It is perfectly visible from many streets of Antwerp. It serves as a convenient reference point for tourists. About 320,000 people visit the majestic cathedral every year. Guided tours are paid here. Funds collected from excursions are spent on the maintenance of the cathedral. About 1.5 million euros are invested in its repair and strengthening every year.

The people of Antwerp have considered the Virgin Mary their patroness for hundreds of years. Her ancient statue was kept in a small old chapel earlier. It is one of the main relics of the cathedral today. The cathedral was looted and destroyed during numerous wars. But this statue always managed to survive completely. Locals believe that nothing threatens their city as long as the statue remains in its place. Antwerp Cathedral is one of the largest in the world. It can accommodate up to 25,000 people at a time. Next - Dom Cologne Cathedral

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'pinautomaat' located in 0.36 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Antwerp Limousine Service' is located in 0.72 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Garage Brabo' in 1.01 km
Supermarket: 'Jespers Van den Eynde nv' in 0.16 km
Parking: 'Fietsenstalling' in 0.13 km
Apotheek: 'Vroome Pharma Management' in 0.21 km
Police station: 'Oudaan, Antwerp Local Police' in 0.47 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Take 5 minutes in Paris' in 0.08 km
Railway station: 'Sail Training Association Belgium' in 1.4 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Deurne Airport ANR - in 5 km
 »  Zaventem Airport BRU - in 35 km
 »  Gilze-Rijen Airport GLZ - in 53 km
 »  Eindhoven Airport EIN - in 72 km
 »  Rotterdam Airport RTM - in 82 km
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Best hotels near Antwerp Cathedral

The O Loft

Located in 0 km from Antwerp Cathedral
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Rooms: 1
This apartment features a fully equipped kitchen with a Nespresso coffee machine and a dining area, as well as a living room with a fireplace, a … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartment The Swan

Located in 1 km from Antwerp Cathedral
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Rooms: 1
The modern unit is furnished with a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a radio. It has a small well-equipped kitchen, … More: photo, rates and booking
B&B JVR 108

Located in 2 km from Antwerp Cathedral
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Rooms: 3
The rooms at JVR 108 come equipped with a flat-screen TV, a minibar and free coffee and tea facilities. Each unit offers a marble bathroom with a … More: photo, rates and booking
Boat Spring Rivercruise

Located in 3 km from Antwerp Cathedral
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Rooms: 5

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Central Station Antwerp
1 km - Central Station Antwerp
The central Antwerp railway station is one of the most beautiful landmarks of the city. It is located in the magnificent building made in the neo-baroque style in the beginning of the 20th century. A great sum of money was spent on this building. The sum was enormous …
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Dinner In The Sky
38 km - Dinner In The Sky
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Celebrities Underwear Museum
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Top destination around Antwerp Cathedral - Antwerpen

Located in a building that is often referred to as a new symbol of Antwerp, Astrid Park Plaza was destined to become popular. The design was developed by American architect Michael Graves, who used modern trends while developing the look of the hotel. The result of his work is worth praise – maximum of open space, interesting color combinations and stylish installations. As the territory of the hotel includes the unique Aquatopia Aquarium, the majority of guestrooms have a definite marine vibe in design. Shades of blue and green look fresh and attractive, and windows in the shape of portlights only add to the stylishness of this place. Due to its wonderful location, the hotel is a great place to see the majority of sights of old Antwerp by foot.

One more wonderful hotel is located just a few steps away from the main railway station. De Keyser Hotel is located in a grandiose historic building. The outside look of the building is quite strict and modest, but inside guests will find charming atmosphere and modern design made mostly in beige shades. Floors in guestrooms come with lightwood parquet. Inside there are large white beds, black curtains and modern lightning with black lamp-shades. All guestrooms are decorated with beautiful paintings and a sophisticated conditioning system. Some guestrooms feature marble bathrooms.
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