Cathedral of Our Lady Antwerp
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"De Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal is niet alleen de grootste gotische kerk van de Nederlanden, ze is een steen geworden verhaal van zowel glorie en voorspoed als leed en rampspoed. Het is het verhaal van de mensen die hun dromen hier hebben vormgegeven, van mensen die hier hun verbondenheid met God ..."
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As stunning as the cathedral is from the outside, the inside is equally impressive. A master piece of Gothic architecture, that houses some of the most famous paintings of Rubens in the world.
The Cathedral is the largest Gothic Church in the low countries. This church is more than just a museum filled with treasures. It is still a active place of worship.
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