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Here you can find interesting sights in Mechelen, 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 13 sights are available in Mechelen, Belgium.List of cities in Belgium Sightseeing Tours in Mechelen
1. St. Rumbold's Cathedral
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.
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.
The Sint-Pieters-en-Pauluskerk is a baroque church on the Veemarkt in Mechelen, built between 1669 and 1694 according to plans by the Jesuit Antoon Losson. Officially it is called the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul on a visitation to Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis Xavier. Next to it is the Court of Cambrai, the former residence of Margaret of York and across the street the Court of Savoy, the former residence of Margaret of Austria.
4. Aartsbisschoppelijk paleis
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.
5. Joods Museum van Deportatie en Verzet
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.
6. De Maan
Beeldsmederij De Maan is a Mechelen puppet and figure theatre for young and old. The artistic and general director is Stef De Paepe since 2013, and the scenographer is Paul Contryn, puppeteer and maker, and son of Louis Contryn. It is a non-profit organisation that receives support from the Flemish government, the city of Mechelen and the province of Antwerp.
7. 't Arsenaal
ARSENAAL/LAZARUS, formerly 't Arsenaal, is the theatre company in Mechelen in which the former Mechels Miniatuur Teater (MMT) merged in the 2002-2003 season. ARSENAAL/LAZARUS is located on the Hanswijkstraat in Mechelen and has two theater halls available that open into the Botanical Garden at the rear, via a bridge over the Dijle.
8. Hotel Van der Valk
The Swimming Dock in Mechelen was a swimming pool from its opening in 1924 until its closure in 2001. Since then, the building, which was built in the Art Nouveau style, has been empty. The building located on the Rode Kruisplein and on the turning dock of the Binnendijle is a protected monument.
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.
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.
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.
12. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-van Hanswijkbasiliek
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.
13. Museum Hof van Busleyden
The Museum Hof van Busleyden 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.
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