St-Bonifatiuschurch - Leeuwarden (less details)

St-Bonifatiuschurch - Leeuwarden (less details)

Jan Hendrik Fennema
The St. Bonifatius Church in Leeuwarden is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to St. Bonifatius and Companions. She is one of the highlights in the career of architect PJH Cuypers. The organ is of the French organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. This organ was originally built for St. Willibrord College in Katwijk. The church was built between 1882 and 1884. It is a large three-aisled basilica in neo-Gothic style. The tower is topped by a high wooden spire modeled on that of St. Pancras Church in Enkhuizen. On January 3, 1976 broke the spire during a storm. In 1979-1980 it was rebuilt according to the original plans. The choir has a very low apse with tent roof, enclosed by a narrow handling. This construction is very likely copied from Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, whose restoration was just completed in that time. When the church was built there was a chance that Leeuwarden bishop would be, for this purpose was a bishop's palace built at the church. Then the bishop went to Groningen this palace was decorated as a hospital. #big #Bonifatiuschurch #Bonifatiuskerk #church #detail #friesland #Grote_kerk #holland #Leeuwarden #middeleeuwen #nederland #old #oud #the_netherlands
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