Monastery of the Augustinian Fathers
In the neighbourhood
The two towers still date from the Romanesque period, but since then the church has undergone much devastation, expansion and renovation.
The Van Eyck brothers painted this unique altarpiece in 1432. It is the highlight of the Flemish Primitives and a milestone in art history.
The steeple of St Michael’s Church should have stood out above all the others, but history decided otherwise: the 134 metre high planned ‘monument of triumph’, has remained at a paltry 24 metres.