- Religious heritage
Listed by UNESCO for its 5 bell towers, its nave and transept of Romanesque style, Notre-Dame Cathedral is a gem of medieval architecture.
Its rather large nave counts 4 horizontal levels along 8 spans. The columns are topped with capitals often decorated with botanical details, different from one to the other: a hundred different pieces in total, unique in Belgium. The central choir screen is a renaissance masterpiece by Flemish sculptor Corneille de Vriendt. The south part of the transept presents a succession of exceptional stained windows. At the heart of the gothic choir (58 m long and 36 high), a marble altar taken from the St Martin de Tournai abbey dominates the scene.
Opening times of the cathedral's treasure chamber
November 01 to March 31:
Mondays to Fridays, 9 am to noon then 2 to 5 pm
April 01 to October 31:
Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 am to 6 pm
Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 1 to 6 pm
The till closes at 5.30 pm