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St. Martin's Church

Priester Daensplein, Aalst 9300, Belgium
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This church is being renovated but nonetheless is worth a visit. The most impressive painting is... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Moonbeam666
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Great architecture and art to visit!

Located just next to the city center square, the 'Old Church' is a must see. The architecture is... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Fidzje
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Temporarily Closed - The church will be closed from July 1st to December 31st 2017 for restoration works. But you can take a peek inside through a peekhole at the main entrance to follow up on the works!
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  • Poor2%
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Priester Daensplein, Aalst 9300, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Located just next to the city center square, the 'Old Church' is a must see. The architecture is impressive, as well as the art you can admire inside. For sure a stop to recommend when visiting Aalst!

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

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

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

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

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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 25 September 2015

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

1  Thank Yen M
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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

There are many such churches in Belgium specifically and many are better and more grand. But if you are in Aalst you just take a peek inside. It is a great site and worth the visit.

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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Just walking distance from my hotel Keizershof. It takes you back in time. Very peaceful and wonderful architecture.

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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

As a lot of Churches( this was intended to become a cathedral), this is a place of rest! Burn a candle, remember loved ones, admire the architecture and art and enjoy the silence...

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Reviewed 27 April 2015

The Saint Martin’s Church is a “Roman-Catholic” church, located in the Belgium city of Aalst, in the province of “Oost-Vlaanderen”, she was until the building of the “Saint Joseph Church” the one and only parochial church in Aalst. The church is erected in the Brabant’s...More

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