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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Blade Boss (4 months ago)
Beautiful Church, looks very similar to Notre dame de Paris
Marthie Mostert (7 months ago)
Always a magic place to visit this authentic church. I was blessed to attend the Belgian National Holiday consert and it was so well excecuted. Brilliant maestro, choir and organist. And they still stock the long tall candles to lit. If you like churces this is not to be missed
Ashutosh Rajadhyax (2 years ago)
Awesome place to go and sit quietly. Very nicely built and maintained. Nice area to roam around and clicks nice snaps around
Andega (2 years ago)
I've only very recently began to visit European churches, and although I am no longer religious, there is a certain awe that comes with being inside these massive can almost feel the weight of the history that their walls hold. Entry into the church is free however there in a certain relic within the church that one has to pay to look at. I went during the weekend, and it was full of tourists but not in a suffocating kinda way
Francisco De Paula Meano (2 years ago)
It's to bad they abandoned it. But it's still a really beautiful church. The art on the wall is really amazing, what they have made in the 1900. The glass art is normal like other, but beautiful to look at.
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