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St Michael's Church

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St Michael's Church
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St Michael's Church
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134 metres to the sky. It should have been the highest tower in Flanders but history decided otherwise: the ‘monument of triumph’ has remained at a paltry 24 metres. The many masterpieces in the church, including ‘Christ on the Cross’ by Anthony Van Dyck, don’t seem to be bothered.
Summary: 
The steeple of St Michael’s Church should have stood out above all the others but history decided otherwise: the 134 metre high planned ‘monument of triumph’, has remained at a paltry 24 metres.
Category: 
Heavenly Ghent
Monuments & Architecture
Tags (sleutelwoorden): 
Monument
Architectuur
Kerk
Historisch centrum
Torens-site
Target: 
Tourists
Datatafel
Stadswandeling
Toeristische gids
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Sint-Michielskerk
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The steeple of St Michael’s Church should have stood out above all the others but history decided otherwise: the 134 metre high planned ‘monument of triumph’, has remained at a paltry 24 metres. In 1828, the unfinished tower finally acquired a closed roof. The church contains numerous paintings and sculptures by famous masters, including ‘Christ on the Cross’ by Anthony Van Dyck.

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Sint-Michielskerk Gent
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Heavenly Ghent
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Visitor’s city guide Ghent
Address/Contact: 
Sint-Michielskerk

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Nearest busstop: 
Poel
Second busstop: 
Korenmarkt
Flickr tag: 
sint-michielskerk, gent
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