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  St. Servatius ON E VIEW
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Saint Servaas or Servatius would not recognize the Roman City where he moved and died about 384 AD. Servaas lived in the Roman colony here but had served the Church in Tongers (now Belgium but then also a Roman colony).

After the death of Servatius a wooden place of worship was built on his grave. The church was built and destroyed over the years. However a major foundation of the current basilica was a church built in 1039. The church was changed over the years until in 1798 with the Frech Revolution the church became a warehouse for the army.

The present church was restored in 1858, then 1955, and from 1981 - 93.

You can tour the church and the church museaum ("treasury") for 3.50 Euros (2005)

Address: 'Keizer Karelplein' entrance
Directions: Once you reach the Vrijthof or central square of Maastricht, go to the northwest corner and down the street to the Keizer Karel Plein (or 'square') which is at the rear of the part of the church most people see.
othercontact: open 10 - 5, Sun. 12:30 - 5
Website: http://www.sintservaas.nl/english/index24.html

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 20, 2005
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