Sint-Pieter-en-Pauluskerk, Mechelen

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#6 of 16 in Historic Sites in Mechelen
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • We wanted to visit this church, because you can see a piece of the stomach of Margarethe from Austria, but unfortunately this church is closed for renovation. 
    We wanted to visit this church, because you can see a piece of the stomach of Margarethe from Austria, but unfortunately this church is closed for renovation.  more »
  • The church closed at 5 pm, we got there at 4:55. A gentleman greeted us and gave us a quick tour and interesting facts nevertheless. Very nice and friendly. Very beautiful church. Would love to go... 
    The church closed at 5 pm, we got there at 4:55. A gentleman greeted us and gave us a quick tour and interesting facts nevertheless. Very nice and friendly. Very beautiful church. Would love to go...  more »
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  • This beautiful, harmonious baroque church was originally dedicated by the Jesuits to St Ignatius and St Francis Xavier, but later it changed name. It has 14 confessional boxes built into the wall and this is fine example of Mechelen woodcarving. Legend says that the church had so many confessional boxes because it is located near the Cattle Market where lying and cheating were rife. However, the real reason was that the Church of St Peter and Paul was originally a pilgrimage church containing numerous relics. You were not allowed to touch them unless you were free from sin. Hence the large number of confessional boxes.
  • Beautiful church with amazing painting and sculptures inside.

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