"Admire the Cathedral's Spire" Cathedral of Our Lady Tip by DanielF

Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp: 124 reviews and 208 photos

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The only finished tower of the Cathedral of Our Lady has been defined as a masterpiece of lace work in stone: delicate filigree decorations adorn the svelte spire which rises ethereally and seemingly effortless. It is the main land mark of the city and defines its skyline, of which it is the highest point. It is particularly from far beyond, where you can appreciate how tall and slender this tower is. Although the tower is visible from many parts of the old town, it is from the waterfront that you have the best perspective, especially under the glowing rays of the setting sun.

As the former belfry of the city, the cathedral's tower is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You can climb the more than 500 steps to the top and enjoy the view of the city and its port as well as the carillon it contains with 47 bells.

Address: Handschoenmarkt, 2000 Antwerp
Directions: Nearby Groenplaats and Grote Markt
Phone: +32(0)3-2139940/fax (0)3-2318617
Website: http://www.topa.be/kathedraal

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  • Updated Dec 17, 2007
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