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Saint Peter and Paul's church in OOSTENDE
(Sint-Petrus en Paulusplein)

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This neogothic church replaced here precessor which burned down in 1896. From this old church, there is still a remainder: the tower known as 'Peperbusse'. The new church was built in gray-white kalksteen from Namen, and the plans were drawn by the architect Delacenserie. It points to the Notre-Dame in Paris, but this time the spires are completed. The sharp towers are crowned by n finials, and thier ribs carry crockets. The crossing carries a crossing tower. Close to the crossing, the buttresses are supported by additional flying buttresses.

In 1904, a chapel was added to commemorate the Queen Louise-Marie, King Leopold I's spouse, who passed away in 1850 in Ostende.


The first World War would cause quite some damage.




Ambrose Ledesma: 'This is a very scary place. But Gothic architecture in the old times was made to represent how evil the outside world is, so one could embrace God and the church. But it is a beautiful piece of art.'


Anna Beliveau: 'I visited this church on October 24, 2010. The architecture is beautiful, as are most of the churches we visited in Belgium.'








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