St. Peter's Church

Sittard, Netherlands

At an impressive 80m, Saint Peter's spire is the tallest church tower in the south of Limburg and it's also called the Grote Kerk, or Big Church, by locals. This Gothic cruciform house of worship was built in 1292 and boasts a prominent peak and layered walls made of brick and marlstone. Despite some adversity in its past, including a fire set by French troops in 1677 and a lightning strike in 1857, the church is still the pride and joy of the city. Other striking elements are its 1425 choir stalls decorated with fantastic creatures and more contemporary designs including the space dog Laika and a girl with a hoop. The statue of Saint Peter, situated 8m above the ground and the 50 church bells are also impressive.

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Founded: 1292
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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Elsbeth Hein (3 years ago)
Der Marktplatz, ein toller Ort um sich mit Freunden zu treffen.
Henry vdO (3 years ago)
Geweldige dienst mogen bijwonen.
Karin Colaris (4 years ago)
Prachtige kerk
Danny Danckaert (4 years ago)
Mooie imposante kerk met redelijk sober interieur.
Fred Vroomen (4 years ago)
Een mooie kerk met historische bijzonderheden.
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