Saint Martin's Church (Kortrijk)
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Saint Martin's Church Kortrijk
Saint Martin's Church
Sint-Maartenskerk
Saint-Martin's church
Kortrijk - Sint-Maartenskerk 2.jpg
LocationKortrijk (Courtrai)
CountryBelgium
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
History
Founded1390
Architecture
Heritage designationMonument
StyleGothic architecture
Completed1390
Specifications
Height83 m

St-Martin's Church (Sint-Maartenskerk in Dutch) is the main church and one of the principal Gothic monuments of Kortrijk (Courtrai), Flanders, Belgium. The church is dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours.

History

The first gothic Saint Martin's church, was burned down after the battle of Rozenbeke. This church was located at the place where a Roman church once stood (built in 650). The second church was built between 1390 and 1466, some remnants of which were incorporated in the present day church and remain visible. In 1585, the famous Sacramental tower was constructed in the choir. The current belltower dates from the 19th century, a rebuilding after a fire in 1862 ruined the choir and major parts of the roof and tower.

Amongst the artworks, old works of Gaspar de Crayer can be seen. The organ, dating to 1888, is a major work of Pierre Schyven.[1]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Vandeputte, Omer; Devos, Filip (2007). Gids Voor Vlaanderen 2007. ISBN 9789020959635.

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Coordinates: 50°49?39.5?N 3°16?6?E / 50.827639°N 3.26833°E / 50.827639; 3.26833


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