Antwerp – Rubens and the Cathedral - Stock Image

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Description
The Bronze statue of the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens at the Groenplaats (=Green place) in the very center of old Antwerp in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady (Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal). Willem Geefs (1805-1883) was the sculptor. The statue was erected in 1843.
In 1352, construction was begun on the Our Lady’s Cathedral. This church became the largest Gothic church in the Netherlands. In the beginning, it was to be provided with two towers of equal height. In 1521, after nearly 170 years, the new church of Our Lady was ready. The south tower reached only as far as the third string course.
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