Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Haarlem

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View a source of pride for the citizens of Haarlem at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, an elaborate Gothic structure built during the 13th century. As you approach, try to spot the tower that rises above everything else. Renaissance and Baroque art decorates the main cathedral, including the pulpit sculpture, the tombstone of Bishop Triest, and the mesmerizing painting of Saint Bavo Entering the Monastery. If you have a chance to explore the crypt under the choir, more paintings and church artifacts await. Before you leave, take a few moments to visit the former sacristy, which has been converted into a museum displaying historical artifacts from Haarlem's Catholic past. Plan to see Cathedral of Saint Bavo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Haarlem trip planner.
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  • The Catholic Cathedral, Basilica of Sint Bavo is located just outside the city center, not on Grote Markt Square. It was built between 1895 and 1898 in the neo-gothic style to serve as the Catholic.....  more
    The Catholic Cathedral, Basilica of Sint Bavo is located just outside the city center, not on Grote Markt Square. It was built between 1895 and 1898 in the neo-gothic style to serve as the Catholic.....  more »
  • Grote Kerk, the Old Church, in Haarlem is a must see. The fantastic organ stands 100 feet tall, has over 5,000 pipes, and has a glorious sound if you are lucky enough to be there when it is being... 
    Grote Kerk, the Old Church, in Haarlem is a must see. The fantastic organ stands 100 feet tall, has over 5,000 pipes, and has a glorious sound if you are lucky enough to be there when it is being...  more »
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  • Have seen so many religious building before but Basiliek Sint is something else, highly recommended
  • The visit was really worth it! The view from the towers is breathtaking. Afterwards, a visit to the dome is recommended (combined ticket for adults €8.50). The way up is quite narrow and not for people with claustrophobia.

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