Oudenbosch Basilica

Oudenbosch, Netherlands

The Oudenbosch Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica built under the initiative of father Willem Hellemons who was parish priest between 1842 and 1884. Its nave and interior were modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome; while the facade is a replica of the Basilica of St. John Lateran also in Rome. The Basilica was designed by architect Dr. P. Cuypers. Construction began in 1865 but was not fully completed until 1892. The basilica is unique in the region in that it is quite large with classical Italian appearance that is atypical for most of northern Europe, let alone a small village in North Brabant.

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Founded: 1865-1892
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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Rob Wolters (4 years ago)
Impressive! Well worth a visit, this smaller copy of the St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Also has very good shop.
Gabriel Guita (4 years ago)
A unique place in the Netherlands, very beautiful!
Amir Almasy (4 years ago)
The most beautiful and amazing Basilica I've seen, Similiar to St Peter's Church in Rome Awesome Experience for Religious and non religious alike
Martijn Proper (5 years ago)
Because I'm an agnostic, I don't habitually visit churches. I can enjoy their grandeur, architecture or atmosphere, though. The basilica in Oudenbosch is like a mix-n-match replica of classical Rome churches.It's impressive enough for such a small village, however it is clearly a replica. The marble is painted marble effect and the gold is paint as well. Also, the acoustics are good enough but completely nullified by people using a PA system inside. Please, PLEASE, don' t.
Trisha Treintañera (5 years ago)
A surprise pearl in such a small village. Beautiful paintings and altar. Big size church with monumental spirit. It's not easy to find nice churches in the Nederlands any more, most of the Catholic ones are new with awful designs and the protestants are very simple. This one it's completely different from the rest of the churches in the country. Good hommage to St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome.
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