Cathedral in Belgium on picture(000105)

Main church of a diocese: the church where you find the bishop's see. In the early Christian cathedrals, the bishop's see was standing in an apse of the choir (called (exedra), but nowadays it stands on the side in the choir. In the early middle ages, the abbey churches were larger and had more power than the cathedrals. The more power the cities (12th century and later) were getting, the more those cities replaced their old churches by new, giant gothic cathedrals. Cathedrals, town halls and bellfries became thé symbols to show their power.


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1Cathedral example Saint-Baafs' cathedralSaint-Baafs' cathedral
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Cathedral, Gothic, Brabantion Gothic, Scheldt Gothic, Norman (Romanesque), transept, chapter church, retable, pulpit, nave, choir, chancel, support tower, ambulatory, crypt, Stone from Doornik, radial chapel, mausoleum, Pieter Paul Rubens, Jan Van Eyck
GHENT5.5 / ~ 1300
2Cathedral example Our Ladies CathedralOur Ladies Cathedral
(Seen from the town hall)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Cathedral, Brabantion Gothic, Late gothic, Gothic, Neo-classicism, Neo-gothic, doorway (porch), clustered column, spire, gablet, arcade, triforium, breastwork, parapet, catheder, inner hall, choir, chancel, pulpit, nave, aisle, central aisle, side altar, organ-case, high altar, main altar, tower, confessional, organ, tombstone, grave stone, brass, Pieter Paul Rubens, Hendrik Van Thienen, Keldermans, J. Blom, Everard van Veeweyden (Spoorwater), Jan Tac, Peter Appelmans, Jan Baptist van Wint, Verbruggen (Verbrugghen), Michiel. Senior van der Voort (ook Vervoort), Domien de Waghemakere, Erasmus en Artus Quellin, Guillaume of Willem Kerricx de Oudere, P. Schyven, F. Durlet, L. Willemsen, M. de Vos, Francken, A. van Noort, Joseph Bascourt
ANTWERP5.7 / 1352
3Cathedral example Our-Ladies cathedralOur-Ladies cathedral
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Cathedral, World Heritage, Norman (Romanesque), Gothic, Renaissance, painting, Stone from Doornik, crossing tower, portico, window with round arch, buttress, staircase turret, staircase tower, apse, apsis, tunnel vault (barrel vault), western block, transept, choir, chancel, pilaster, triforium, rood loft, choir screen, niche, truss, gallery, pointed arch, nave, chapel (in church or other building), flanking aisle, side aisle, three-aisled, clustered column, Pieter Paul Rubens, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt (Floris)
4Cathedral example Saint-Paul's cathedralSaint-Paul's cathedral
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Cathedral, Early gothic, High Gothic, Late gothic, Early romanesque (norman), transept, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, doorway (porch), crypt, stained glass, tower, vaultal painting, parclose, nave, spire, choir, chancel, clerestory, western block, pulpit
LIEGE5.6 / 970
5Cathedral example Saint-Salvators' cathedralSaint-Salvators' cathedral
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Cathedral, Illuminated, Gothic, Neo-Romanesque, Baroque, Early gothic, clustered column, pier arch, church treasure, choir, chancel, reliquary, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, pulpit, lectern, stellar vaulting, shaft, mausoleum, organ, triforium, tower, rood loft, choir screen, radial chapel, spire, arched corbel course, buttress, polychromy, nave, staircase turret, staircase tower, brick, tapestry, ambulatory, Jan Vanden Poele, Robert Cantrell, Eugène Carpentier, Pierre Buyck
BRUGES5.6 / ~ 1275
6Cathedral example Saint-Michaels' cathedral (Saint-Michael and  Sainte-Gudule)Saint-Michaels' cathedral (Saint-Michael and Sainte-Gudule)
(From Place Sainte-Gudule)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Cathedral, Gothic, pulpit, lancet, confessional, net or lierne vaulting, western tower, glass frame, transept, doorway (porch), stained glass, mausoleum, clustered column, chapter church, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, nave, altar, marble, bronze, church treasure, silver, Jan Baptist van der Haeghen, Verbruggen (Verbrugghen), Jan van Delen, Louis de Curte, Erasmus en Artus Quellin, Gilles de Briedere, Jan van Ruysbroeck, Norbertijnen, Jan Delporte, Duquesnoy, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt (Floris), Willem Geefs
BRUSSELS5.7 / ~ 1220
7Cathedral example St. Alban's cathedralSt. Alban's cathedral
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Cathedral, Baroque, Classicism, Norman (Romanesque), dome (cupola), tower, Corinthian column, half-relief, pendentive, tooth course, dentils, drum, crossing, statue (as an ornament), baptismal font, Gaetano Pizzoni, Nicolae, Anton (Anthonie) van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens
NAMUR5.8 / 1751
8Cathedral example Cathedral Saint-Rombouts' cathedralCathedral Saint-Rombouts' cathedral
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Cathedral, Brabantion Gothic, Baroque, High Gothic, Early gothic, Neo-gothic, Renaissance, marble, pinnacle, tower, ambulatory, painting, pulpit, high altar, main altar, altar, mausoleum, choir, chancel, clustered column, transept, tabernacle, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, stained glass, sculpture group, bronze, oak wood, choir stalls, cantpost, statue (as an ornament), central aisle, tub, vat, reliquary, tracery, finial, flanking aisle, side aisle, buttress, confessional, pillar, organ, basilica, crocket, crossing, nave, bay, span, radial chapel, pillar, pier, triforium, side chapel, foundations, engaged column, inbedded column, Belgian limestone or bluestone, rood loft, choir screen, copper, spiral staircase, communion rail, Hendrik en Petrus Goyers, Erasmus en Artus Quellin, Jan-Frans Pluys, Michiel Coxcie, Michiel Vervoort, Jan van den Steen, Jan-Frans van Geel, Keldermans, Jean (Jehan) d'Oisy (Osy), Anton (Anthonie) van Dyck, Gaspar de Craeyer, Lucas Faid'herbe, Willem van Hesius, Nicolaas van der Veken, Leo Pieter Suys, J.F. Langemans, Jos Devroe, Jan Gerrits, van Peteghem, Pieter Valckx
MECHELEN4.8 / 1200
9Cathedral example Saint Quintin's cathedralSaint Quintin's cathedral
Picture by Frederik Flipkens

Keywords:Cathedral, Renaissance, Baroque, Early gothic, Neo-gothic, marl stone, spire, monstrance, central aisle, choir stalls, church treasure, side chapel, pulpit, ambulatory, tower, confessional, staircase turret, staircase tower, iron sandstone holding limonite, radial chapel, choir, chancel, transept, gargouille, J. Delsaux
10Cathedral example Saint-Martin's and Saint-Nicolas' church (former cathedral)Saint-Martin's and Saint-Nicolas' church (former cathedral)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Cathedral, Gothic, Scheldt Gothic, Brabantion Gothic, flying buttress, doorway (porch), tympanum, spire, rose window, nave, triforium, lancet arch, sandstone, threelight, brick, western block, choir, chancel, transept, mausoleum, Jules Homère Martin Coomans, P.A. Pauwels, Robrecht van Bethune
IEPER5.5 / 1221