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Originally built over the grave of St Servatius, this beautiful church has been rebuilt, replaced, restored and renovated many times until the present church was declared a basilica by Pope John Paul II when he visited Maastricht in May 1985.
The history of St Servatius is very interesting and quite remarkable. He was a Bishop who lived in the fourth century and vehemently denounced Arianism. His tomb in St Servatius Basilica has been visited by all manner and means of famous identities ranging from Charlemagne to Pope John Pau II.
The bell tower houses a carillon of 43 bells and is known world wide.
Directions: Overlooking the Vrijthof in Maastricht
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