Trip Planner: Europe / Belgium / Wallonia / The Ardennes / Namur Province / Namur / Cathedral de St-Aubain (St. Aubain Cathedral)
St Aubin's Cathedral, Namur, Wallonia, the only cathedral in Belgium in academic Late Baroque style. It was the only church built in the Low Countries as a cathedral after 1559, when most of the dioceses of the Netherlands were reorganized. It is classified as part of Wallonia's Major Heritage by the Walloon Region.HistoryIn the interior, there is an ornamented frieze, carved with swags of fruit and flowers between the Corinthian capitals runs in an unbroken band entirely round the church. All colour is avoided, replaced by architectural enrichments and the bas-reliefs in the pendentives of the dome. The interior contains some pieces of art, like paintings by Anthony van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens and Jacques Nicolaï, a Jesuit brother and student of Rubens. There is also an old, romanesque baptismal font.In the cathedral a marble plaque near the high altar conceals a casket containing the heart of Don Juan of Austria, Habsburg governor of the Spanish Netherlands, who died in 1578; his body lies in the Escorial near Madrid.With our world travel planner, Namur attractions like Cathedral de St-Aubain (St. Aubain Cathedral) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Cathedral de St-Aubain (St. Aubain Cathedral) Reviews
Siège du diocèse de Namur (Belgique) inscrite au patrimoine majeur de Wallonie. C'est une combinaison de styles baroque, rococo, d'architecture classique. Bâtiment colossal pour la ville, renforcé par... more »Seat of the Diocese of Namur (Belgium) listed as a major heritage site in Wallonia. It is a combination of baroque, rococo, classical architecture styles. Colossal building for the city, reinforced by the neighborhood of the square of the same name. A superb and imposing organ dominates the transept. It is during the "Festivals of Wallonia" that she takes her major role. It is at his foot that the "Stilts" jousts take place for the precious "Golden Hunt".
Heel Namen doorgewandeld om de magnifieke St. Aubain te bezoeken, bleek het een teleurstelling. Niet enkel was de kerk gesloten, ze zag er ook al flink in verval uit. Dat doet mijn architectuurliefheb... more »Quite a few names to visit the magnificent St. Aubain, it turned out to be a disappointment. Not only was the church closed, they also saw a lot of decay. That does my architectureloving heart hurt very much. I hope that city Namur, capital of Wallonia, will quickly restore the cathedral. Sin, such a mighty church.
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