St. Nikolaas' Church, Ghent, Belgium

Another of Ghent's famous "Three Towers", St. Nikolaas' has operated as the main Catholic Church of Flanders since it's construction in the 13th Century. Subsequent years have involved much tinkering with the fabric of the building.

As Catholicism faded in the Low Countries St. Nikolaas' became almost derelict, reconstruction only began in the 19th Century at which time the massive altar sculpture was added and is by far the most impressive thing about the Church.

Superb views can be had of the Church from the Belfry, the third of the Towers (along with St. Bavo's Cathedral).

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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