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Apsis is Greek for curve or rounding.

An apsis in a church or cathedral is a rounded or multiple corner niche-like bulge of the straight base. Often you will find an apsis at the end of the choir, and sometimes also at the end of the nave (even on the west side), the trancepts or side chapels.


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1apse, apsis from Sint-Servatiuskerk (te Sluizen)Sint-Servatiuskerk (te Sluizen)
Keywords:Church, Neo-Romanesque, Rhine Romanesque, apse, apsis, brick mosaik, choir, chancel, western tower
2apse, apsis from Carolus Borromeus ChurchCarolus Borromeus Church
Keywords:Church, Baroque, stuccowork, high altar, main altar, pillar order, coffer, belt arch, pulpit, Dorian colons, organ, Corinthian column, Ionic colons, apse, apsis, baroque porche, portal, confessional, painting, wood-carving, wood-engraving, baroque façade, galery, statue (as an ornament), nave, flanking aisle, side aisle, tower, marble, pilaster, chapel (in church or other building), painted ceiling, pinnacle, Jezuïten, Jan Peter van Baurscheit de Oudere, Jozef Druart, Pieter Paul Rubens, Michiel. Senior van der Voort (ook Vervoort), de Nole
ANTWERP5.4 / 1615
3apse, apsis from Saint GertrudeSaint Gertrude
Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Maas romanesque, Gothic, choir, chancel, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, basilica, semi-circular (round) arch, crypt, column dividing a window or door, limestone, western block, nave, apse, apsis, block, cushion or cubic capital, moulding, pulpit, arched corbel course, abacus, impost block, flanking aisle, side aisle
NIVELLES5.7 / ~ 1050
4apse, apsis from Our-Ladies cathedralOur-Ladies cathedral
Keywords:Church, Cathedral, World Heritage, Norman (Romanesque), Gothic, Renaissance, painting, Stone from Doornik, crossing tower, portico, window with round arch, buttress, staircase turret, staircase tower, apse, apsis, tunnel vault (barrel vault), western block, transept, choir, chancel, pilaster, triforium, rood loft, choir screen, niche, truss, gallery, pointed arch, nave, chapel (in church or other building), flanking aisle, side aisle, three-aisled, clustered column, Pieter Paul Rubens, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt (Floris)
5apse, apsis from Out Lady of the Assistance churchOut Lady of the Assistance church
Keywords:Church, Renaissance, Baroque, tabernacle, statue (as an ornament), centralized pattern, facade, face, apse, apsis, dome (cupola), tabernacle, plan, painting, organ, flame vase, scutcheon, armorial bearings, coat of arms, choir, chancel, Ionic capital, gallery, pilaster, nave, gable, fronton, Jan Cortvrindt, Pieter-Paul Merckx, Willem De Bruyn
BRUSSELS5.6 / 1664
6apse, apsis from Saint-MartinchurchSaint-Martinchurch
Keywords:Church, Neo-Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Norman (Romanesque), rood beam, ceiling, tympanum, doorway (porch), apse, apsis, semi-circular (round) arch, pointed arch, nave, choir, chancel, tower, mouldings, dripstone moulding, medaillon, E. Serrure
SINT-TRUIDEN5.5 / ~ 1550
7apse, apsis from Saint-Peter's churchSaint-Peter's church
Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Maas romanesque, western tower, pyramidal roof, apse, apsis, doorway (porch), choir, chancel, three-aisled, sedes, window with round arch, nave, bay, span, sandstone
BERTEM5.8 / ~ 990
8apse, apsis from Our Ladies' and Saint Remaclus' churchOur Ladies' and Saint Remaclus' church
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Neo-Romanesque, trumeau, altar, crossing tower, retable, concha, semi-dome, half dome, vaultal painting, dome (cupola), pendentive, nave, arched corbel course, western block, choir, chancel, arcade, moulding, apse, apsis, transept, drum, pillar, blind arcade
SPA5.5 / 1885
9apse, apsis from Saint-Gangulfus' churchSaint-Gangulfus' church
Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Gothic, triumph cross, pillar, pier, semi-circular (round) arch, cruciform church, western tower, apse, apsis, nave, central aisle, three-aisled, half-relief, transept, tympanum, window with round arch, choir, chancel, lancet, marl stone, flanking aisle, side aisle
10apse, apsis from Saint-John the Evangelist's churchSaint-John the Evangelist's church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Neo-classicism, Late gothic, sedes, statue (as an ornament), scalemodel, window with round arch, western tower, column dividing a window or door, dome (cupola), staircase turret, staircase tower, cloisters, centralized pattern, confessional, sandstone, apse, apsis, choir, chancel, Notger, J.-B. Renoz
LIEGE5.5 / ~ 980
11apse, apsis from Saint-Denis' churchSaint-Denis' church
Picture by Jochem Baas

Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Maas romanesque, Rococo, Gothic, lancet arch, window with round arch, eagle lectern, chapter church, organ, high altar, main altar, statue (as an ornament), carara marble, staircase turret, staircase tower, apse, apsis, western block, choir, chancel, transept, central aisle, gradin, retable, flanking aisle, side aisle, pulpit, sandstone, nave, limestone, browne stone from Lorraine, organ-case, brick, tower, church treasure, slate, slatestone, rood loft, choir screen, Cornelis Van der Veken, Guillaume Evrard, Gérard Van der Planck, Lambert Lombard, Arnold de Hontoir
LIEGE5.5 / ~ 987
12apse, apsis from Saint Amand churchSaint Amand church
Keywords:Church, Neo-Romanesque, triforium, confessional, semi-circular (round) arch, arcade, tunnel vault (barrel vault), brick, rose window, leaded windows, foliage capital, organ, pillar, column dividing a window or door, apse, apsis, nave, western tower, baptismal font, choir, chancel, layer of bacon, Josef Schadde
ROESELARE5.6 / 1869
13apse, apsis from Saint-HadelinSaint-Hadelin
Keywords:Church, Maas romanesque, crypt, choir stalls, clamp butress, pilaster strip, nave, apse, apsis, staircase turret, staircase tower, western block, western tower, choir, chancel, niche, flanking aisle, side aisle, basilica, transept
HOUYET5.4 / ~ 1050
14apse, apsis from Saint-Nicolas churchSaint-Nicolas church
Keywords:Church, Early gothic, Neo-gothic, Baroque, statue (as an ornament), three-aisled, western tower, hall-church, nave, aisle, altar, pointed arch, brick, doorway (porch), apse, apsis, choir, chancel, transept, pulpit, bell, Lodewijk De Deijster, Premonstratiënzers, Parmentier
15apse, apsis from Saint-Bavon's church (in Mendonk)Saint-Bavon's church (in Mendonk)
Picture by Jean-Pierre Pottelancie

Keywords:Church, buttress, driplist out of sandstone, apse, apsis, brick, choir, chancel, confessional, Cesar Cesar Vanhevele, A. Bressers, De Perre - Montigny
GENT5.4 /
16apse, apsis from Saint-Peter and Paul 's church (in Saint-Séverin)Saint-Peter and Paul 's church (in Saint-Séverin)
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Grave, graveyard, Norman (Romanesque), baptismal font, arched corbel course, tombstone, grave stone, engaged column, inbedded column, pillar, pier, three-aisled, flanking aisle, side aisle, colonnade, crossing tower, pilaster, central aisle, tub, vat, apse, apsis, pillar, srewformed decoration
NANDRIN5.6 / ~ 1136
17apse, apsis from Saint-AnthonchurchSaint-Anthonchurch
Keywords:Church, Neo-Romanesque, staircase turret, staircase tower, choir, chancel, apse, apsis, P.A. Castermans
VERVIERS5.5 / 1882
18apse, apsis from Saint Lambert churchSaint Lambert church
Arch L. Van Arenbergh
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Neo-Romanesque, belfry window, tooth course, dentils, western tower, tympanum, semi-circular (round) arch, brick, passage under semi-circular arch, choir, chancel, apse, apsis, arched corbel course, staircase turret, staircase tower, three-aisled, half-relief, cruciform church, spire, doorway (porch), Louis Van Arenbergh
LEUVEN5.4 / 1878
19apse, apsis from Arduinen kerkArduinen kerk
Keywords:Abbey, convent, monastery, Church, Classicism, fronton, pilaster, apse, apsis, tabernacle, balustrade, railing, pier arch, cornice (corona), nave, aisle, Cistercienzers
20apse, apsis from Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ten PredikherenOnze-Lieve-Vrouw ten Predikheren
Keywords:Church, buttress, lancet, flying buttress, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, nave, apse, apsis, Twolight window, lancet arch
LEUVEN5.5 / ~ 1250
21apse, apsis from Saint PeterchurchSaint Peterchurch
Keywords:Church, Classicism, New Renaissance, Neo-gothic, glass frame, pulpit, organ, high altar, main altar, altar, flanking aisle, side aisle, tower, ribbed vault, marble, choir, chancel, sacristy, buttress, apse, apsis, sundial, sun clock, sun calendar, bay, span, bluestone, Thomas Laureis, De Pauw, Augustijnen, van Peteghem
HAMME5.4 /
22apse, apsis from Former Dominicanes' chapelFormer Dominicanes' chapel
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Chapel, Baroque, obelisk, nave, aisle, Escausine stone, Dorian colons, cartouch, gable, volute, brick, bullion (oculus), pilaster, apse, apsis, choir, chancel, Ionic capital, tabernacle, Dominicanen, Paul Collez
23apse, apsis from Saint-Barthélemy church in Zétrud-LumaySaint-Barthélemy church in Zétrud-Lumay
Keywords:Church, choir, chancel, nave, apse, apsis, tower, sacristy, Belgian limestone or bluestone, flanking aisle, side aisle, baptismal font
24apse, apsis from Saint-Quinten's churchSaint-Quinten's church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Grave, graveyard, nave, single-aisled, choir, chancel, bay, span, apse, apsis, high altar, main altar, wainscotting, panelwork, paneling, dado, tombstone, grave stone
Keywords:Church, New Bysantin, Neo-Romanesque, dome-shaped roof, transept, nave, apse, apsis, brick, western tower, centralized pattern, Hendrik Jozef (Jef) Huygh
26apse, apsis from SpermalieSpermalie
Keywords:Abbey, convent, monastery, Church, Late gothic, lancet, anchor, fronton, bluestone, chapter room or house, border, cartouch, cloisters, three-aisled, apse, apsis, segmental arch, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, Cistercienzers
27apse, apsis from Sainte-CroixSainte-Croix
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Early gothic, Late Romanesque (Norman), Maas romanesque, choir, chancel, hall-church, pointed arch, western block, lancet, nave, transept, apse, apsis, driplist out of sandstone, gallery, organ, marble
LIEGE4.9 / ~ 1200