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The Sint-Barbarakerk January 2019


The Sint-Barbarakerk with an ommegang chapel in the snow 2019 January.

The Sint-Barbarakerk is a church building in the Belgian town of Maldegem. The church is dedicated to Barbara from Nicomedia.

The first church was built here in 1074 with Saint Peter's as patron saint. It was a cross church. The heavy substructure of this church is still preserved.

The celebration and the lower part of the celebration tower were erected around 1300 and rest on trumpets. The current late Gothic priest's choir is from the 15th century, the transept was rebuilt in 1620. The octagonal celebration tower was partially rebuilt in the first half of the 17th century. The ship, destroyed in 1578, is neoclassical again and dates from 1878-79.

Heavy buttresses support the western front facade of the church. In the corner, formed by the north aisle and a transept arm, there is an octagonal stair tower, along which one can reach the tower. In the church there are altars from the 17th and 18th centuries. The church organ was built by Hooghuys. The Saint Anthony walk from the 19th century, around the church, is an expression of popular devotion

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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23/01/2019 10:29:21
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