15 Sights in Mechelen, Belgium (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Mechelen, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 15 sights are available in Mechelen, Belgium.

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1. St. Rumbold's Cathedral

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St. Rumbold's Cathedral is the Roman Catholic metropolitan archiepiscopal cathedral in Mechelen, Belgium, dedicated to Saint Rumbold, Christian missionary and martyr who had founded an abbey nearby. His remains are rumoured to be buried inside the cathedral. State-of-the-art examination of the relics honoured as Saint Rumbold's and kept in a shrine in the retro-choir, showed a life span of about 40 years and a death date between 580 and 655, while tradition had claimed 775 AD.

Wikipedia: St. Rumbold's Cathedral (EN), Website, Heritage Website

2. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk

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The Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk is a Gothic church in Mechelen. The oldest mention of Our Lady-over-the-Dyle dates back to 1236, when the parish was founded. Before that, the priest was always a priest of the chapter of the Saint Rumbolds. Nothing can be found of the former building; it was possibly destroyed by the city fire of 1342. The current church dates from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. The church is considered to be part of the Brabant Gothic style.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk (NL), Heritage Website

3. Sint-Pieter-en-Paulkerk

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The Sint-Pieters-en-Pauluskerk is a baroque church on the Veemarkt in Mechelen, built between 1669 and 1694 according to plans of the Jesuit Antoon Losson. Officially she is called the church of the H. H. Apostles Peter and Paul on visitation with Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis Xaverius. Next to it is the Hof van Kamerijk, the former residence of Margaretha van York and across the street the court of Savoye, the former residence of Margaretha of Austria.

Wikipedia: Sint-Pieters-en-Pauluskerk (Mechelen) (NL), Heritage Website

4. Aartsbisschoppelijk paleis

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Aartsbisschoppelijk paleis Vlaamse Gemeenschap / CC BY 4.0

The Archbishop's Palace in mechelen is the residence of Archbishop mechelen. It is located in the wool market in Meschelen, close to the big market. The history of the palace dates back to the 18th century and has undergone many renovations. The architectural style is classicism, characterized by sober facades, extensive transversalism, and u-shaped land plans. The palace was influenced by Italian architecture. There is a very big garden in the back.

Wikipedia: Aartsbisschoppelijk Paleis van Mechelen (NL), Heritage Website

5. Joods Museum van Deportatie en Verzet

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The Kazerne Dossin Holocaust memorial is the only part of the Kazerne Dossin: Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights established within the former Mechelen transit camp of World War II, from which, in German-occupied Belgium, arrested Jews and Romani were sent to concentration camps. The aforementioned museum and documentation centre are housed in a new purpose-built complex across the public square.

Wikipedia: Kazerne Dossin Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre (EN)

6. Oud Oefenplein

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Oud Oefenplein, popularly called 'Plein', is the social residential area between the Antwerpsesteenweg and the Liersesteenweg in Mechelen-Noord in Mechelen. It was built around 1960 and has a few hundred residential units. After 2001, a start was made with the renovation of the houses in the district. There are two large apartment blocks in the center.

Wikipedia: Oud Oefenplein (NL)

7. De Maan

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Moon Picture Production is a theater for young and old people disguised as puppets and role-playing. Since 2013, art and general manager has been paepe, written by paul contryn, puppet actor and creator and son of louis contryn. This is a vzw with the support of the government, towns and provinces.

Wikipedia: Beeldsmederij De Maan (NL), Website

8. Vrijbroekpark

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The Vrijbroekpark, officially Provincial Green Domain Vrijbroekpark, is a park in the Belgian city of Mechelen. It is located on the outskirts of the city and is 65 hectares in size. The province of Antwerp is the owner and it is freely accessible every day. They organize walks and exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Vrijbroekpark (NL), Website, Heritage Website

9. Van der Valk Hotel

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Van der Valk Hotel Michiel1972 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The swimming dock in Mechelen was a swimming pool since the opening in 1924 until the closure in 2001. Since then the building, which is built in Art Nouveaustlijl has been empty. The structure located on the Rode Kruisplein and on the Keerdok of the Binnendijle is a protected monument.

Wikipedia: Zwemdok (Mechelen) (NL), Website, Heritage Website

10. 't Arsenaal

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Arsenal/lazarus, formerly Arsenal, is a theatre company that joined the former mechels Micro Theatre (mmt) in the 2002-03 season. Arsenic/Porphyra is located in the small village street of mechelen, with two theatre halls, behind which is a bridge, on the levee, in the Herb Garden.

Wikipedia: 't Arsenaal (NL)

11. Schepenhuis

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Schepenhuis Original uploader was BrianKgs at nl.wikipedia / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Schepenhuis of Mechelen is a building where the city's aldermen held their meetings in the Middle Ages. It is located on the edge of the Grote Markt, between the latter and the IJzerenleen and is considered the first stone 'town hall' of Flanders.

Wikipedia: Schepenhuis, Mechelen (EN), Website, Heritage Website

12. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-van-Leliëndaalkerk

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Our Lady of Leliendaal Church is a Roman Catholic church in Mechelen, served by the Society of Jesus. It was designed by Lucas Faydherbe and is protected structure; described by the city council of Mechelen as one of its 8 historic churches.

Wikipedia: Church of Our Lady of Leliendaal, Mechelen (EN), Website, Heritage Website

13. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-van Hanswijkbasiliek

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The Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswijk is a Roman Catholic basilica in Mechelen, Belgium. The basilica is a famous place of pilgrimage in Belgium, the statue was crowned on 30 July 1876 by Cardinal Deschamps by request of pope Pius IX.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswijk (EN), Website, Heritage Website

14. Museum Hof van Busleyden

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The Hof van Busleyden Museum is a museum in the Belgian city of Mechelen. The collection is housed in the City Palace Hof van Busleyden. The design of this project started in 2012 and led to the opening of the museum in March 2018.

Wikipedia: Museum Hof van Busleyden (NL), Website, Opening Hours, Heritage Website

15. Sint-Janskerk

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The Sint-Janskerk is a 15th-century Gothic church in Mechelen. This church is dedicated to John the Baptist and John the Evangelist. The spire is 55.5 meters high and is surrounded by four small turrets

Wikipedia: Sint-Janskerk (Mechelen) (NL), Heritage Website


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