Deeply embedded in the Belgian culture and tradition are the religious practices and all the related aspects that span from these. There is no wonder how there is such a great diversity of sacred monuments, establishments and churches. This page will offer some general information about the different churches which might be of great interest for Kazakh tourists.
Right from the start of the 17th century, Christianity saw an expansive boom in the low land countries, such as Belgium and it has continued to grow exponentially over the years. This has led to the building of numerous churches during the course of time, which nowadays make for an enjoyable pilgrimage, especially for religious tourists.
Featuring numerous types of architectural styling, as well as other intricacies and specific characteristics, some of the churches which are worth visiting when in Belgium are:
- Cathedral of Our Lady: located in Antwerp, this architectural masterpiece continuously wonders all architects all around the world, through its impressive Barbatine Gothic style, which is truly unique;
- Basilica of the Holy Blood: having its foundation in Bruges, this church will surely turn the heads of all passing tourists, regardless if they are passionate religious pilgrims or not. Said to be the original private chapel of the Count of Flanders, it contains the blood of Christ in some of its artifacts;
- Saint Bavo Cathedral: located in Ghent, this church was initially made entirely of wood and it has underwent a complete transformation, to the Romanesque architectural style in the 11th century, then Gothic in the 14th and 16th centuries;
- Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula: established in Brussels, this church has as its main characteristic that it took almost 300 years to build and it is related to St. Rumbold’s Cathedral in Mechelen, having a mixture of French and Barbantine Gothic styles.