Collegiate Church of St Gertrude
Consecrated in 1046, the abbey church has two transepts and two opposing choirs. The late-Romanesque west end or "Westbau" is laid out over five levels. Inside, the church is striking for its dimensions and simplicity; note the gracious 15C polychrome wood statue of the Virgin of the Annunciation. In the east choir a 16C coffer chest marks St Gertrude's tomb. Under the west choir the 11C crypt was the focal point for pilgrims. Archaeologists found five earlier churches here; fine 13C cloister.
Address :Grand'Place, 1400 Nivelles
Phone:+32 67 84 08 64
Price:6 € (children 2 €) €
9am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm - Guided tour available 2pm, weekends 2pm, 3.30pm
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