Thursday, April 12, 2007

St. Servatius Basilica

This is the basilica of Saint Servatius in the city of Maastricht. The photos are taken from in the cloisters. This amazing church is also a museum. I wanted to share some impressions of the building and its history with you.
Rather than going through the history of this Saint and his church, I will direct you to a website which is really enjoyable to search. It has many great pages of history and photos. It has a fun page of games for children too. Enjoy: http://www.sintservaas.nl/indexf.html .


This is the actual cyrpt of Saint Servatius who died in 384AD where the basilica was built over.

I love this floor as it looks like a patchwork quilt.



Painted ceilings and stained glass windows of the basilica are works of art in themselves.




1 comment:

Lynda said...

What a beautiful church! Thanks for sharing your trip with us. ♥