Begun in 1141, the Cathedral of Our Lady in Tournai is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most striking examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe.
Basilica of the Holy Blood
This beautiful 12th-century basilica on Burg Square houses a very sacred relic - a vial said to contain the coagulated blood of Christ, collected at the crucifixion by Joseph of Arimathea.
Church of Our Lady
Built from the 13th to 15th centuries, the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk has a soaring spire that can be seen for miles around. And inside is a great treasure: the only sculpture by Michaelangelo outside Italy.
The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Ostend is an impressive Neo-Gothic church built in 1905.
Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux
In 1933, the Virgin Mary appeared to a young girl of Banneux on eight separate occasions. The Blessed Virgin spoke only briefly, but led young Mariette to a spring with healing powers.
Built from 1352 to 1520, Antwerp's magnificent Gothic cathedral is the pride of the city. It is the largest church in the Low Countries and houses four original Rubens masterpieces.
St. Carolus Borromeus
Built 1615-21 by the Jesuits, very Baroque church was partly designed by Peter Paul Rubens. Its splendid facade and opulent interior have earned it the nickname "Marble Temple."
Originally an inn for pilgrims on the road to Santiago, this parish church was greatly enlarged by wealthy merchants in 1491. It is best known for sheltering the tomb of the artist Peter Paul Rubens.
Guided Tours of Belgium
- Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour, Antwerp Half-Day Trip, Day Trip to Ghent and Bruges
- Brussels Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour
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