Saint Peter and Paul Church

Ostend, Belgium

Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk (Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul) is built on the ashes of a previous church that occupied the site. King Leopold II enthusiastically supported a plan to build a new and more magnificent church. Construction started in 1899 and was completed and consecrated by Bishop Waffelaert on August 31, 1908. Its stained glass windows were destroyed during the two World Wars and were replaced by windows by Michiel Martens. The church is 70 meters long and 30 meters wide. Its spires are 72 meters high.

The church was built in the Neo-Gothic style according to plans by architect Louis Delacenserie, who based his design on the Gothic Cologne Cathedral and the Neo-Gothic Votivkirche in Vienna.



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Founded: 1899-1908
Category: Religious sites in Belgium

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kilian yuyun ngwan (17 months ago)
It's so iconic n in the city center where I live
World _in _my _ eyes (18 months ago)
Amazing place.
Thea Di Staola (18 months ago)
This church is impressively high and extremely decorated, and that's normal, considering that this is a gothic-inspired church. The spacious indoor structure makes the building look even taller and bigger, and that makes you feel so tiny compared to it. Expect for the super colorful windows, the inside of the structure is completely grey, but the contrast is really fascinating. I think that the Church of Saint Peter's and Paul's is a must, and you really need to see it if you are here in Ostend.
Tony Windle (2 years ago)
Very impressive looking building. Makes a change from being surrounded by modern glass covered buildings of today.
Sunny Kanukala (2 years ago)
Spent sometime in front the church, had lunch and fed some sea gulls whilst I was there.. nice peaceful area
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