altar in Belgium on picture(000588)

The Altar is a piece of furniture used to make sacrifices on. This normally involved a lot of blood and that is why they preferred stone altars. In churches the altar usually was the most important point in the church. It used to be placed at the back of the church in the middle. Nowadays the new folk altar is placed more towards the public.



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1altar from Cathedral Saint-Rombouts' cathedralCathedral Saint-Rombouts' cathedral
Keywords:Cathedral, Brabantion Gothic, Baroque, High Gothic, Early gothic, Neo-gothic, Renaissance, marble, pinnacle, tower, ambulatory, painting, pulpit, high altar, main altar, altar, mausoleum, choir, chancel, clustered column, transept, tabernacle, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, stained glass, sculpture group, bronze, oak wood, choir stalls, cantpost, statue (as an ornament), central aisle, tub, vat, reliquary, tracery, finial, flanking aisle, side aisle, buttress, confessional, pillar, organ, basilica, crocket, crossing, nave, bay, span, radial chapel, pillar, pier, triforium, side chapel, foundations, engaged column, inbedded column, Belgian limestone or bluestone, rood loft, choir screen, copper, spiral staircase, communion rail, Hendrik en Petrus Goyers, Erasmus en Artus Quellin, Jan-Frans Pluys, Michiel Coxcie, Michiel Vervoort, Jan van den Steen, Jan-Frans van Geel, Keldermans, Jean (Jehan) d'Oisy (Osy), Anton (Anthonie) van Dyck, Gaspar de Craeyer, Lucas Faid'herbe, Willem van Hesius, Nicolaas van der Veken, Leo Pieter Suys, J.F. Langemans, Jos Devroe, Jan Gerrits, van Peteghem, Pieter Valckx
MECHELEN5.4 / 1200
2altar 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
SPA5.6 / 1885
3altar from Saint PaulSaint Paul
Keywords:Church, spire, monstrance, chalice, goblet, beaker, church treasure, wood-carving, wood-engraving, altar, solar monstrance, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, organ, calvary, confessional, nave, stellar vaulting, Dominicanen
ANTWERP5.7 / 1679
4altar from Tour Saint-PierreTour Saint-Pierre
Keywords:Church, devotional figure, Latin cross, chapter church, lectern, altar, organ, nave, bay, span, transept, brick
5altar from Our Ladieschurch of RupelmondeOur Ladieschurch of Rupelmonde
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Rococo, Late baroque, copper, painting, altar, crossing tower, statue (as an ornament), balustrade, railing, high altar, main altar, baptismal font, pulpit, marble, confessional, lantern roof, lantern tower, dome-shaped roof, fronton, medaillon, facade, scutcheon, armorial bearings, coat of arms, tower, choir, chancel, Jozef Paelinck, Jacob Jordaens, Pieter-Paul Merckx, Pieter Paul Rubens, Anton (Anthonie) van Dyck
KRUIBEKE5.9 / 1661
6altar from Saint James' ChurchSaint James' Church
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Grave, graveyard, Baroque, ambulatory, stellar vaulting, narthex, high altar, main altar, confessional, radial chapel, side altar, choir stalls, altar, flanking aisle, side aisle, painting, pulpit, central aisle, marble, capital, organ, rood loft, choir screen, parclose, breastwork, parapet, candlestick, arcade, pillar, Corinthian column, triforium, Pieter Paul Rubens, S. de Neve, Keldermans, Domien de Waghemakere, Jacob Jordaens, Gaspar de Craeyer
ANTWERP5.4 / ~ 1491
7altar from St-GertrudechurchSt-Gertrudechurch
Keywords:Church, Neo-Romanesque, Baroque, altar, stellar vaulting, central aisle, three-aisled, pulpit, brick, marble, tower, turret, baptismal font, stone, spire, border, organ, Louis Minard, Hugo van der Goes, P. Schyven
WETTEREN5.4 / 1861
8altar from Sainte-Catharinachapel (in Lillo)Sainte-Catharinachapel (in Lillo)
Keywords:Chapel, Tree, Baroque, offertory box, collection box, altar, statue (as an ornament), choir, chancel, torsive colon, ridgeturret, roofturret, anchor, bell
9altar from Our lady on the pilar chapelOur lady on the pilar chapel
Keywords:Chapel, marble, torsive colon, altar
CHIMAY5.6 / 1780
10Our Lady of the Dunes
Keywords:Church, Modern, glass frame, confessional, organ, doorway (porch), altar, crucifix, mausoleum, side chapel, Josef Lantsoght, M. Witdouck
11altar 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, PremonstratiŽnzers, Parmentier
12altar from Saint PeterSaint Peter
Keywords:Church, Baroque, Norman (Romanesque), pillar, block, cushion or cubic capital, foliage decoration, altar, baptismal font, half-relief, nave, pulpit, side altar
CHINY5.5 / ~ 1150
13altar from Saint AmandusSaint Amandus
Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Merovingian, painting, niche, embrasure, high altar, main altar, baptismal font, Stone of Lincent, ceiling, Gobertangerstone, fanlight, light over door, boss, standing clock, rosette, monolith, acantus decoration, monstrance, statue (as an ornament), choir stalls, church treasure, candlestick, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, altar, arcade, lectern, oak wood, srewformed decoration, lancet, antependium, choir, chancel, limestone of the Maas, flanking aisle, side aisle, side altar, ciborium, chalice, goblet, beaker
LANDEN5.3 / 1211
14altar from Sint-MartinuskerkSint-Martinuskerk
Keywords:Church, Brabantion Gothic, Louis XV, Gothic, Neo-gothic, meridian line, pinnacle, vaultal painting, stellar vaulting, painting, altar, chapter church, oak wood, crossing tower, ledestone, balegemstone, doorway (porch), ambulatory, crossing, nave, radial chapel, choir, chancel, portico, breastwork, parapet, triforium, Herman de Waghemakere, Keldermans, Jan Van Wouwe, Geraard Spillebaut, Pieter Paul Rubens, Jan Van der Moeren, Julius Goethals, Jean-Baptist Bethune, Gillis Nechelput
AALST5.3 / 1480
15altar from Beguinage churchBeguinage church
Keywords:Church, Early gothic, Baroque, doorway (porch), basilica, three-aisled, wall painting, altar, pulpit, crossing tower, vault
TONGEREN5.4 / 1294
16altar from Church of the old Our Ladies' hospitalChurch of the old Our Ladies' hospital
Keywords:Church, Louis XV, Baroque, Rococo, wood-carving, wood-engraving, altar, organ, Gillis De Ville, GabriŽl Grupello
17altar from Our-Ladies churchOur-Ladies church
Keywords:Church, Ruins, Early gothic, belfry window, bell, staircase turret, staircase tower, hall-church, tower, organ, three-aisled, choir, chancel, bell chair, brick, nave, tombstone, grave stone, oak wood, altar, buttress, confessional, marble, lancet arch, Belgian limestone or bluestone
DAMME5.7 / ~ 1200
18altar from Sint-MartinuskerkSint-Martinuskerk
Keywords:Church, Gothic, Baroque, crossing tower, arched corbel course, flanking aisle, side aisle, altar, arcade, communion rail, ribbed vault, pillar, pier, high altar, main altar, wood-carving, wood-engraving, wainscotting, panelwork, paneling, dado, statue (as an ornament), choir stalls, marble, pointed arch, vault, nave, glass frame, corbelstone, crossing, cruciform church, pulpit, tub, vat, stairs, medaillon, choir, chancel, niche, organ, Corinthian column, confessional, layer of bacon, Jan Baptist De Vree, Theodoor Sachman, Philippus Talboom, gebroeders Aegidius, Judocus De Cauwer, Herregouts, Lucas Faid'herbe, Pieter Paul Rubens, Guillaume of Willem Kerricx de Oudere, J.B. Capronnier, Peeters-Divoort
BEVEREN5.5 / ~ 1200
19altar from JeruzalemkerkJeruzalemkerk
Keywords:Church, Chapel, Late gothic, mausoleum, crypt, galery, brick facade, lancet, altar, pointed arch, open work, nave, choir, chancel, tracery, oak wood
20altar 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 /
21altar from Saint Petrus' and Paulus' churchSaint Petrus' and Paulus' church
Picture by Jochem Baas

Keywords:Church, Neo-gothic, carillon, glass frame, organ, pulpit, holy-water font, stoup, baptismal font, altar, Belgian limestone or bluestone, tower, silver, Andreas De Swerte, Erasmus en Artus Quellin
MOL5.4 /
22altar from Saint-Margaretha's churchSaint-Margaretha's church
Keywords:Church, Baroque, Rococo, pulpit, marble, altar, Belgian limestone or bluestone, three-aisled, organ, confessional, antependium, high altar, main altar, communion rail, tabernacle, oak wood, flanking aisle, side aisle, nave, basilica, tabernacle, lantern roof, lantern tower, glass frame, organ-case, Erasmus en Artus Quellin, Guillaume of Willem Kerricx de Oudere, Forceville, Jan Gerrits, Pieter Scheemaeckers, M. Gummarus Tielemans
LIER5.3 / 1663
23altar from Saint Martin's church (in Velzeke Ruddershove)Saint Martin's church (in Velzeke Ruddershove)
Picture by Jean-Pierre Pottelancie

Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Gothic, choir, chancel, pointed arch, altar, western tower
24altar from Our Lady of the Good Advise chapel (in Arquennes)Our Lady of the Good Advise chapel (in Arquennes)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Chapel, facade, miracle statue, altar, scutcheon, armorial bearings, coat of arms, oak wood, choir, chancel, nave, Fam. de Berghes
25altar from Saint Cathelin's churchSaint Cathelin's church
Keywords:Church, pillar, aedicula, confessional, Ionic colons, capital, choir stalls, pulpit, altar, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, flying buttress, buttress, Joseph Poelaert, Hendrik en Petrus Goyers, Gaspar de Craeyer, Maximiliaan De Haese
26Saint Therese of Lisieux church
Keywords:Church, Neo-gothic, lancet, sandstone, pulpit, mosaic, altar, confessional, high altar, main altar, fresco, Jozef Derť
27altar from Our Ladies' BasilicaOur Ladies' Basilica
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Gothic, Norman (Romanesque), lectern, candlestick, organ, retable, basilica, altar
TONGEREN5.5 / ~ 1140
28altar from Schermenheuvel BasilicaSchermenheuvel Basilica
Keywords:Church, Baroque, dome (cupola), basilica, iron sandstone holding limonite, painting, radial chapel, tower, sandstone, altar, carillon, Wenceslas Cobergher, Elisabeth, Gebr. Nole, Theodoor van Loon
29altar from Saint Martin's churchSaint Martin's church
Picture by Jean-Pierre Pottelancie

Keywords:Church, stuccowork, western tower, confessional, sacristy, marble, altar, communion rail, baptismal font
ZWALM5.2 / 1784
30altar from Our Ladies' churchOur Ladies' church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, tower, choir, chancel, organ, marmered, nave, altar, high altar, main altar, PremonstratiŽnzers, David Jan, Ferdinand van der Haegen, Lodewijk Roelandt, Jan Baptist van der Haeghen, Theodoor Verhaegen, Forceville
NINOVE5.4 / 1635
31altar from Sint-Aldegondiskerk (te Deurle)Sint-Aldegondiskerk (te Deurle)
Picture by Jean-Pierre Pottelancie

Keywords:Church, Neo-classicism, brick, pulpit, painting, tabernacle, altar, Jan Van de Capelle
32altar from Saint-Christoph's churchSaint-Christoph's church
Keywords:Church, Gothic, Late gothic, tower shell, western tower, flanking aisle, side aisle, choir, chancel, nave, spire, Belgian limestone or bluestone, confessional, altar, choir stalls, pulpit, Stuyck
LONDERZEEL5.4 / ~ 1250
33altar from Our Lady of the PuddleOur Lady of the Puddle
Keywords:Church, Brabantion Gothic, Baroque, doorway (porch), gablet, Gobertangerstone, baldachin (canopy), crossing tower, tabernacle, tower, side chapel, finial, quatrefoil, tracery, altar, high altar, main altar, marble, transept, trilobate, trefoil tracery, choir, chancel, spire, balcony, glass frame, lancet, open work, facade, pinnacle, dead window, gable, Jean (Jehan) d'Oisy (Osy), Keldermans, Matheus De Layens, Jacob (Jacques) Van Thienen, Sulpitius van Vorst, Botson de Racour, Duquesnoy
TIENEN5.5 / 1358
34altar from Saint-Martinschurch (Gijzegem)Saint-Martinschurch (Gijzegem)
Arch. Filip Gobert.
Keywords:Church, Classicism, spire, tabernacle, lantern roof, lantern tower, choir, chancel, altar, pulpit, marble, organ, confessional, painting, Filip Gobert, Augustijnen, van Peteghem
AALST5.5 / 1771
35altar from Saint-AldegondisChurchSaint-AldegondisChurch
Keywords:Church, Museum, Grave, graveyard, Maasgothic, western tower, marl stone, sacristy, painting, tombstone, grave stone, three-aisled, altar, flanking aisle, side aisle, bench, capital, pillar, limestone
AS5.4 /
36altar from Saint-Michaels' cathedral (Saint-Michael and  Sainte-Gudule)Saint-Michaels' cathedral (Saint-Michael and Sainte-Gudule)
(From Place Sainte-Gudule)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Cathedral, Gothic, pulpit, lancet, confessional, net or lierne vaulting, western tower, glass frame, transept, doorway (porch), stained glass, mausoleum, clustered column, chapter church, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, nave, altar, marble, bronze, church treasure, silver, Jan Baptist van der Haeghen, Verbruggen (Verbrugghen), Jan van Delen, Louis de Curte, Erasmus en Artus Quellin, Gilles de Briedere, Jan van Ruysbroeck, Norbertijnen, Jan Delporte, Duquesnoy, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt (Floris), Willem Geefs
BRUSSELS6 / ~ 1220
37altar from Saint-Peter chapelSaint-Peter chapel
Keywords:Chapel, Church, Norman (Romanesque), choir, chancel, altar
LIER5.3 / ~ 1225
38altar from Our-Lady of Hoye beguinage (Small Beguinage)Our-Lady of Hoye beguinage (Small Beguinage)
Keywords:Beguinage, Church, Chapel, Baroque, three-aisled, choir, chancel, volute, Ionic colons, gate house, tower, altar, Gaspar de Craeyer
GHENT5.8 / ~ 1240
39altar from Saint-BartholomeuschurchSaint-Bartholomeuschurch
Keywords:Church, Baroque, Neo-gothic, Late gothic, silver, choir, chancel, reliquary, bust, pulpit, ambulatory, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, wall painting, crossing tower, organ, hip, radial chapel, statue (as an ornament), three-aisled, putti, carillon, polychromy, medaillon, altar, glass frame, transept, Charles Anneessens, Gillis De Ville, Petrus of Pieter Pepers, Louis Bert-de l'Arbre, Remi Rooms, Gaspar de Craeyer, Auguste Van Assche, Abraham Jansens
40altar from Our Ladies' churchOur Ladies' church
Keywords:Church, Gothic, Baroque, Norman (Romanesque), tombstone, grave stone, crossing tower, rood loft, choir screen, copper, baptismal font, altar, alabaster, Stone from Doornik, pulpit, marble, choir, chancel, baluster, Anton (Anthonie) van Dyck, Erasmus en Artus Quellin, Gaspar de Craeyer, van den Eynden, Mattheus van Beveren