6 Sights in Kessel, Belgium (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Kessel, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Kessel, Belgium.

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1. Sint-Jacobskapel

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Sint-Jacobskapel Torsade de Pointes / Public domain

The Sint-Jacobskapel is a chapel located on the Grote Markt of the city of Lier, in the Belgian province of Antwerp. This Gothic chapel was built by the city council in 1383 and dedicated to Jacobus the superior. She was plagued by fire in 1479 and recovered shortly afterwards. During the difficult years of the iconoclasm in the 16th century, the chapel was plagued by atrocities and then had to be initiated again. In 1636 the Jesuits officially become chaplains of the Spanish troops in Lier during the Spanish era. A total of 38 Spanish governors were active in Lier between 1560 and 1712. Because the chapel was used as a parish church for the Spanish troops, people quickly spoke of the Spanish chapel in Lier. A nickname that is still used. There are still several Spanish coats of arms in the church During the First World War the chapel was set on fire by the Germans, but after the First World War she was almost completely rebuilt by Lierse contractor Florent D’Hulst to plans by Leuven architect Frans Vandendael. However, the restoration was influenced by Canon Lemaire. She has been protected since 1939. The chapel is on the pilgrimage route to Compostella.

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2. Sint-Pieterskapel

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Sint-Pieterskapel Torsade de Pointes / Public domain

The Episcopal Church opposite the Episcopal Church is the Belgian winch, the only Romanesque building in the province and the oldest. The original church dates back to about 1225. It replaces the wooden prayer place established by St. Guamas in the 8th century. After the Anglican Church was built at the end of the 15th century, most of the church area was demolished. During French rule, churches were emptied. Later, between 1901 and 1904, when the church was built outside the open hall of the church, the church served as the parish church of the sacred family. The church was burned down during the First World War, but was rebuilt under Lemar between 1922 and 1925. However, Lemaire did not follow the original shape of the church, so only the church was protected in 1939, with no tower as a monument. However, in 1994, the tower of the church was protected as a monument.

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3. Sint-Gummaruskerk

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The Sint-Gummaruskerk is a church in the Belgian city of Lier, province of Antwerp, dedicated to Saint Gummarus van Lier. There is also a memorial framework in the church with 60 victims of the First World War. The Sint-Gummarust tower (Lier), known in Lier as "De Peperbus", is the tower of the Sint-Gummarus church. This tower is the oldest Brabant tower and was built to the plans of Hendrik Meys. The construction of the tower was started in 1378.

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4. Binnenste Eeckelpoort

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The prisoner gate is the last of the original five inner gates surrounded by winches for the first time in Belgian province. Founded in 1375, the port was a city prison from the 16th century until 1930. The bar still points to this ancient feature. Starting from the port, the city coast moves towards "corncob", which is also part of the city defense.

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5. Vleeshuis

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Het Vleeshuis in Lier, in the Belgian province of Antwerp, is a former guild house of the butchers from 1418. Over the centuries it was successively a guild house, cloth hall, court and prison. Today it is an exhibition space awaiting a new function.

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6. Kluizekerk

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The Kluizzekerk is a church in the Belgian city of Lier, province of Antwerp, dedicated to the Holy Gummarus van Lier. It is one of the oldest sites in Lier. In 2020, the church is out of use and waits for a new destination.

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