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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  • If you like Historical churches and cathedrals and happen to be in Haarlem you mat want to visit this one too. Many years of restoration work have resulted in a beautiful interior. It is almost... 
    If you like Historical churches and cathedrals and happen to be in Haarlem you mat want to visit this one too. Many years of restoration work have resulted in a beautiful interior. It is almost...  more »
  • Such an interesting and beautiful Cathedral. well worth a visit if only to see the organ, flagstones which are gravestones and intricate carvings on choir stalls 
    Such an interesting and beautiful Cathedral. well worth a visit if only to see the organ, flagstones which are gravestones and intricate carvings on choir stalls  more »

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