St. Peter's Church

Hastière, Belgium

Located along the Meuse, the old abbey church of St. Peter's was founded by Irish monks in the 11th century is full of charm.

People admire its massive and imposing tower, its architecture devoid of artifice and its lovely setting along the river. To a great extent it is in the Romanesque style with its tower, its nave with beautiful square pillars supporting the arcatures with round arches, its transept and its crypt. The choir is Gothic (1264).

In the interior, one will notice the stalls and the wall paintings, both very old, dating from the 13th century. The statuary is very rich, especially with works by Lambert Lombard. The crypt contains Merovingian sarcophagi and very aged reliquaries.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Belgium


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Fionnuala Molloy (17 months ago)
Well worth a visit. Love Harry Clarke's Stained Glass Window. The Priests are very nice also.
Christeen Saparamadu (2 years ago)
Beautiful church with stone. Interior is nice!
Frances Hession (2 years ago)
Haven't been inside but it's lovely on the outside. A fine structured church. ⛪
Gerard Brangan (3 years ago)
Never underestimate the power of prayer.
Michael Collins (3 years ago)
Beautiful architecture and the service is always lovely. Staff are wonderful too.
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