Sint Antoniuskathedraal

Sint Antoniuskathedraal, Breda: Address, Phone Number, Sint Antoniuskathedraal Reviews: 3.5/5

Sint Antoniuskathedraal
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deleeuwerik
Voorhout, The Netherlands199 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a very lace cathedral with photo exhibition.
Only negative is the building activity on the outside
Written October 21, 2019
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Johann B
Balfour, South Africa168 contributions
Jul 2019
I grew up protestant and asked the priest if I can attend mass to see what it was like. What a great experience and time for contemplation. In the end there are more to unite us than to divide us - thank you for the community of Sint Antonius for welcoming agnostic me with open arms. This is what I expect from the true church of Christ.
Written July 4, 2019
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Pannekoek77
Oosterhout, The Netherlands82 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
Saint Anthony's Cathedral (Sint-Antoniuskathedraal) is located on St Janstraat. This dignified, stately cathedral is situated near the Bibliotheek Breda (Breda Library), not far from the Grote Markt (market square). Easily accessible by car, bicycle and on foot, the cathedral is a 5-minute walk from the Vlaszak bus stop.

Built in 1837 in the neoclassical style as a parish church, the church became the first cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Breda in 1853. The church is dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua. You can find 3 types of columns on the façade representing the three orders of classical Greek architecture - the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. Further, the Roman numerals on the façade indicate the year in which the church was built.

An interesting fact about the Sint-Antoniuskathedraal is that it is a "Waterstaatskerk". A "Waterstaatskerk" is a Dutch church building that was built in the 19th century with financial support from the national/federal government.

The 12 columns in the interior which support the building represent the Twelve Apostles - they symbolize the strong foundation of the church. The beautifully-carved wooden pulpit depicts the life of Saint Anthony. In addition, you'll find a Loret pipe organ as well as a newer choir organ in this cathedral. If you have a penchant for stained glass windows, do look out for the 'Antoniusraam' near the altar.

Modest in size and not ostentatious, this cathedral is a great option for those who would like to explore the religious and spiritual heritage of Breda as a pilgrimage site. Personally, I look forward to hearing the church bells ring in the bell tower - the ringing of the bells is music to my ears.
Written December 28, 2017
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WorldTravelOne
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8,618 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
This church has the cathedral status. It is not huge and the stained glass windows are not overly decorative. Nice place for worship or contemplation though and the upkeep is good.
Written November 14, 2016
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MJJ35
Aylesbury30 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
Great afternoon in beautiful church. Lots to see, architecture, art and music. Serene time very interesting great spire
Written August 23, 2016
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Giuseppe S
Antwerp, Belgium864 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
Not as impressive as Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk but it caught my attention and I find it very intimate and peaceful. It is worth stopping by even for a short break from shopping or from the rain.
Written July 4, 2016
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Nojus2012
Dordrecht, The Netherlands30 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Not very distinguished building from the outside, but beautiful on the inside, I go there every Christmas and Easter.Truth is, that chairs are not suitable for the whole spirit.Building repair is required, but admission is free.
Written March 27, 2016
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