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Sint-Martinusbasiliek

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Identification

Sint-Martinusbasiliek
Saint-Martins Basilica
243165

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
masonry
limestone
exposed structure
light gray
gothic

Usages

church (roman catholic)

Facts

  • The church was declared Basilica Minor by Pope Pius XII on August 15, 1946.
  • The upper story of the tower contains the carillon and the bells: a total of 54 bells weighing over 12.5 tons.
  • The original pinnacled top of 16th century, was during the 18th century replaced by a lantern looking top in late baroque style.
  • According to archives, the construction of the nave started in 1340-1341.
  • At around 42 metres in height, the observation floor is located at the same height as the lantern .
  • The choir was built from 1398 to 1410.

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Location

Grote Markt
Grote Markt
1500
Halle
Flemish Region
Belgium

Technical Data

232.94 ft
232.94 ft
6
1341
1467

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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