Saint Rumbold's Cathedral
Onder den Toren , Mechelen, Belgium
+32 (0)15 29 40 30
Saint Rumbold's Cathedral Mechelen Reviews
Archiepiscopal cathedral of Mechelen Sep 04, 2010
St Rumbold's Cathedral is the archiepiscopal cathedral of Mechelen built in honor of Saint Rumbold, a seventh century Irish missionary, whose remains are rumored to be buried inside the cathedral.
The construction of the cathedral started in the 13th century, but the tower was added later and dates from the late 15th, early 16th century.
The inside of the cathedral can be visited free of charge and harbours many treasures. Twenty-five paintings in the choir illustrate the life of Saint Rumbold. The most famous artefacts in the cathedral are the painting “Christus aan het kruis” (Christ on the Cross) by Antoon Van Dijck and the beautifully decorated pulpit.
But the real attraction of the cathedral is the belfry tower, which can be climbed. On top you find a glass walkway with magnifiscent views all the way to Antwerp and Brussels.
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