Saint Michel's Church

Saint Michel's Church, Luxembourg City

Saint Michel's Church
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,521 contributions
Aug 2019
This church is located in the Fishmarket area is is the oldest church in the city. It replaced the castle chapel of the Counts of Luxembourg on the same site in 987. In the course of the centuries the church was destroyed several times, but always reconstructed, altered and extended. Today’s church was built in1688, although it was of course restored in the 60s and the 80s. The church combines elements of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture. It was dedicated to the archangel Michael whose statue is in the front of the church.
Written March 22, 2020
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MariaWaltham
Waltham, MA79 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
This is easy to get to if you are already walking on the Wenzell Walk. Given its start in the late 900s, its worth it to take a few minutes to visit.
Written July 6, 2019
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Karolineue
Warsaw, Poland31 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
A beautiful little church in the centre. I would like to find out more about it but all the information inside was in French (English please!).
Written July 29, 2015
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania7,119 contributions
Apr 2019
In Ville Haute in Luxembourg and you go or return from the Casemates du Bock you will find St. Michel's Church. Fairly small,but with beautiful stained glass and also it is one of the oldest religious sites in Luxembourg.
Since you are in the area for sure it's worth visiting. If you are on a guided tour you can learn more about the history of the place (in this place there was a chapel dated back to the late 900, so the church today is on one of the oldest religious sites in Luxembourg).
Remember is a place of prayer so dress accordingly in try to keep your voice down inside.
Worth a few minutes and a few pictures even if you are not a religious person.
Written September 12, 2019
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David M
Brandon, FL311 contributions
Aug 2019
While walking around in old town Luxembourg City, my wife and I came upon this little church. It is worth a visit. Lovely, beautiful, and quite historic.
Written August 29, 2019
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santo t
Auckland, New Zealand7,410 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Long history brought back to 10th century, the oldest church in Luxembourg city, then destroyed and rebuilt, and this current church appearance was related to the 17th renovation. Quiet and peaceful, only a few tourists, as reflected also in other places in Luxembourg City. At the perimeter of city centre area, but close to the famous Casemates Du Bock, quite easy to stroll between these two places, and when you walk enjoy the surrounding city landscape and horizon below, stunning. Entry to the church is free.
Written November 24, 2018
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olivehoover
Treviso, Italy1,416 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
In the heart of the city and just a few minutes by foot from the Palais Grand Ducal, there is Saint Michel 's Church, the oldest church in Luxembourg, a Roman Catholic Church built in Baroque and Romanesque architecture.
It is a small church but a visit is worthy.
Written October 18, 2018
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,702 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Since Luxembourg City is such a compact place, you can pop into sights easily. This is the case of St. Michael's Church. It is between the Palais and the Casemates. Although damaged by war and rebuilt, the original dates back to the year 987. It is worth a quick look around. Some beautiful carved stone statutes. Facing the Palais, walk to your right. After the church is the bridge with great views of the Corniche and stairs down to Casemates not to mention the Petrusse Express trolley.
Written October 17, 2017
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periandro
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,689 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
St. Michael Church is the oldest religious building in the city of Luxembourg. It’s about one thousand years old. The building has been destroyed several times in the course of wars and disasters, so that existing nowadays dates back to the sixteenth century. It’s basically in gothic style, though some Romanesque and baroque elements can there also be observed. The former church standing on the same place built in the middle of the thirteenth century was Romanesque.
The gothic style concerned is apparent in the nave, with its pointed arches and crossed nerves vault, as well as in the windows. A side aisle was nevertheless constructed in the seventeenth century in an indefinite style. The arcade between the two aisles however is in neoromanesque style as well as that arcade whose columns support the choir triforium where the organ is placed. That side aisle used to be the refectory of the Dominican monks who took charge of St. Michael parish in 1628. The temple is therefore one of the few two-aisle churches existing. In the mentioned side aisle there are two altars, one on each end of it. The nearest one from the high altar is dedicated to Mary, the Rosary Queen. It’s quite a simple structure but very well bedecked. The statue of the Virgin with the Child in that altar is attractively dressed and very well conceived. On a nearby arch wall pane there is a painting of the Rosary Virgin which is beautiful.
The high altar consists of a baroque style harmonious ensemble, the shrine being flanked by a pair of statues of Saints placed on their respective pillars. The most outstanding element of this part of the temple is nevertheless the large painting above the shrine depicting the Assumption of the Virgin.
Upon entering the church there is a small chapel in a room on the right hand side containing the font and on one of its walls a small statue of St. Michael with a scale in his left hand and a demon placed under his feet which is very interesting. Besides, there are other sculptures inside the church, among which another statue of St. Michael with a shield in one hand and a sword in the other hand triumphing over Satan as a dragon, and a Pieta, all of which is of a high interest.
It’s therefore a very good and attractive church close to the Art and History Museum and a magnificent belvedere over the down part of the city, on the way from the former to the latter, which is worth being visited. The view of the temple from outside, especially from some hundred and sixty meters along “La Corniche”, is a spectacular one, and seen from that side the church can be considered as a hallmark of the city.
Written June 26, 2017
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sundance777221
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg4 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Saint Michael's Church is the eldest of Luxembourg. Tiny but beautiful. Worth a visit, especially due to its wonderful location near the Casemates.
Written September 27, 2014
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