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Saint Gummarus Church

Renaat Veremansplein 1, Lier 2500, Belgium
+32 3 800 05 55
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Another nice piece of religious art (arte sacra)

I have to say I am not religious at all. On the contrary. I must also say I have visited many... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Alessandra F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
Nice church in charming little town!

This is a beautiful church. I went to see a concert of the music academy of Lier. What a nice... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Antwerp, Belgium
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“relics” (2 reviews)
Renaat Veremansplein 1, Lier 2500, Belgium
+32 3 800 05 55
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I have to say I am not religious at all. On the contrary. I must also say I have visited many churches around the world, mainly in Europe. Nevertheless I still go to them and believe me, still find some of them to be unique...More

Thank Alessandra F
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a beautiful church. I went to see a concert of the music academy of Lier. What a nice place to sit down and find some peace in your hart.

Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The church is named after the saint whose relics are preserved in the church in an ornate shine. To see that shrine, as well as the church treasury and the 1516 copy of the Turin shrine, one has to pay. The rest of the church...More

1  Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

lier is a smal town. for someone who doesnt like the busy streets of antwerp we recommend lier for a daytrip

Thank eniot
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The colourful windows are amongst the oldest in Europe. Also the silver shrine holding the reliques of Saint Gommarus is of rare beauty.

Thank walterjanssens
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Overwhelming initial experience once you enter the church. Extremely tall building within a fairly modest floorplan but the feeling of space is very apparent. The strikingly ornate pulpit and rood screen are utterly breathtaking. I loved the simplicity of the Gothic lower register of slender...More

Thank willmart797
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

For that small town this church is really big. Reminds me Paris Norte Dame style. Inside half church you can see for free but half is paid if you are not from Lier.

Thank Timmy M
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We donated money to the church and went on a tour by one of the staff. He told is in great detail the history of this beautiful building, the founding as well as having to hide the relics from invading Nazis during the 2nd world...More

Thank Bryony G
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Wow......we were fortunate to be given a personal tour of the cathedral, as there were no printed guides in English. What was supposed to be only a few minutes, turned into an hour as the custodian seemed delighted by our interest and questions. Especially fascinating...More

Thank NYandAussie
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Lier is an attractive town with an impressive main square town hall, and with added bonus of a small river rubbing thought the centre. However this was an unexpected highlight an impressively large church with a beautiful interior. The medieval rode screen and the 15th...More

Thank John H
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