St.-Servaasbasiliek : Michelin's recommendations
This impressive monument, one of the oldest in the Netherlands has been much modified but was begun around 1000 and extended in the 12C. The front extension (west) is typical of the Romanesque Maas style (12C). Topped by two towers, it is decorated with Lombard bands between which twin bays are inscribed. Its carillon is excellent. The capitals of the front addition are noteworthy for their rich ornamentation. The crypt has many tombs of famous people, including that of St Servais, the sarcophaguses of Charles of Lorraine, the Bishops Monulphe and Gondulphe, founders of the early church (6C), and two other Bishops: Candide and Valentin. The neighbouring crypt, with square pillars, belonged to the early church. The treasure house of the collegiate chapel (12C) mainly consists of gold and silversmith's work, ivories, priestly ornaments, paintings, retables and statues. Especially noteworthy is the bust of St Servais (end of the 10C), a symbolic silver key which was said to have been put there by St Peter and a large number of reliquaries from the end of the 12C, the most remarkable is the reliquary of St Servais.
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- Website : http://www.sintservaas.nl
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