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The predecessor of the current cathedral was a Romanesque church from the 12th century. The crypt is left of this. The Romanesque church was gradually replaced by the current one. The construction was done in three phases. At the beginning of the 14th century, the choir was first renewed. Here you can see the influence of Northern French Gothic and the Scheldt Gothic. The choir aisle and the ray chapels date from the beginning of the 15th century. During the second construction phase, from 1462 to 1538, the 89-meter-high west tower was erected in the style of the Brabant Gothic, with sand-lime brick from the brickwork of Dilbeek. In 1533 the third phase was started: the construction of the ship. Later additions took place in renaissance, baroque and classicist style.
The tower of the Saint Bavo Cathedral is one of the three tower blocks in Ghent, together with the St. Nicholas Church and the Belfry. The tower itself consists of four floors, and is crowned by four pinnacles of considerable size. Originally the tower was crowned with a small spire, but it burned down. In the tower there are seven loud bells, the heaviest is Bavo, with a weight of 5 500 kg, supplied by Florent Delcourt.
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20/10/2018 12:24:22
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