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De Sint-Martinuskerk is de hoofdparochiekerk van de stad Aalst en een stijlvoorbeeld van de Brabantse gotiek. Talrijke kunstvoorwerpen sieren de kerk, denk maar aan de schilderkunst van Pieter Paul Rubens of de beeldhouwkunst van Jeroen Duquesnoy...more
In the centre if a small provincial town, this church seemed to had the ambition to become a Gothic cathedral in it's own right. Time altered that dream. Ravaged by iconoclasts in the 16th century, damaged by fire, the church still hasn't lost all of...More
In Brussels they have only one little statue made by Duquesnoy.
Here you will find several, and of better quality. Come and find them.
The altarpiece from Rubens also has a great history. During the French revolution it was robbed and exposed in The Louvre....More
This church is being renovated but nonetheless is worth a visit. The most impressive painting is by P.P. Rubins. The big organ above the entrance door needs renovating. It is clearly a long term project requiring a lot of finances. Hope the government sees the...More
This church has a big history. With the Industrial revolution Aalst was a poor city, were Socialists were batteling against the establishment and Priester Daens took the side of the poor people. The bisschop didn't like this Priest who was also against the way that...More
The church, one of the larger ones in Flandres, has still a few of the original ceiling paintings made around 1500. Further there are a few barok works of art, including a probable painting from the Rubens workshop and a sacristy tower. There is a...More
This church is the oldest of the city Aalst. Locals call it the 'old church'. It's a nice building to see. Insight, there is a tableau painted by PP Rubens. An old Flemish master painter from the 17th siècle.
The church itself actually was supposed...More
I am very surprise about how big are churches in the Flander's region. Even the most small village has a impressive church to visit. This one in Aast is very big and it needs some renovations but still is beautiful and peaceful. I recommend its...More