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Cathedrale Saint-Paul Description
The Vinâve d'Ile opens out onto the Place de la Cathédrale. Here stands the former Convent Church of Saint-Paul, founded by Bishop Heraclius in 971; since 1801 it has been the successor to the Cathedral of Saint-Lambert in the diocese. The 90m/295ft-high tower has a carillon from the old cathedral which plays the Walloon hymn "Ii Chant dès Wallons". The original Romanesque church was destroyed at the beginning of the 13th C. and replaced by the early Gothic church of 1232-1289, which later underwent further expansion. The decoration of the expansive interior (85m/278ft long, 34m/111ft wide, 24m/78ft high) took place between the 16th and 19th C. and encompasses works such as the marble sculpture of the burial of Christ by Delcour in the ... More >
left side aisle, a large glass window by Hans of Cologne (1530) in the right hand aisle and other examples of artistic stained glass from 1557-1587 in the choir apse.
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  • Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 0 N: 531] (4028)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-05-02
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/2.7
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2009-05-06 10:30
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