Church of Our-Lady-across-the-Dyle
At the end of the steep street called 't Plein is the Church of Our Lady-across-the-Dyle. It was built in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries on the site where Mechelen's first parish church probably stood. The tower contains a complete carillon with no fewer than 49 bells.
The Dyle church houses some wonderful art treasures. Rubens painted a work for this church just as he had done for St John's. The fishmongers commissioned him to illustrate the wealth of their guild as they had done by building 'De Grooten Zalm' on the Zoutwerf. The large triptych entitled 'The miraculous draught of fishes' tells the story of the same name from the Bible.
The fourteenth-century sculpture 'Our Lady with the Crooked Hip' is one of the glories of the church. It is the only free-standing sculpture in Mechelen from that period and it takes its name from Mary's characteristic stance.
|Tuesday||13:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||13:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||13:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||13:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday||13:00 - 17:00|
|Sunday||13:00 - 17:00|
- January 1st
- 24th of December
- 25 December
- December 31
Partly accessible by wheelchair
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