Archiepiscopal Palace

On the Wollemarkt is a classical palace built for Cardinal Thomas Philippe d'Alsace in the eighteenth century. The building owes its Italian influences to an unknown, Italian architect. Characteristics of classicism are the sober structure of the façade, horizontalism and a U-shaped floor plan.

Originally there were two patrician houses here which served as the House of Refuge of Affligem Abbey. When the abbey was made part of the archbishopric, these buildings became the residence of the Mechelen archbishops.

The Archiepiscopal Palace is not accessible to visitors.




Wollemarkt 15, Mechelen