The Basilica of Saint Servatius is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Servatius, in the city of Maastricht, the Netherlands. The architecturally hybrid but mainly Romanesque church is situated next to the Gothic church of Saint John, backing onto the town's main square, Vrijthof.
The present-day church is probably the fourth church that was built on the site of the grave of Saint Servatius, an Armenian missionary who was bishop of Tongeren and died allegedly in 384 in Maastricht. A small memorial chapel on the saint's grave was replaced by a large stone church built by bishop Monulph around 570. This church was replaced by a larger pilgrim church in the late 7th century, which was then replaced by the present-day structure, which was built in several stages over a period of more than 100 years. The nave was built in the first half of the 11th century, the transept in the second half of the century, and the choir and westwork in the 12th century. The Romanesque church was built during a period in which the chapter of Saint Servatius kept close ties to the Holy Roman Emperors, which resulted in a building that has the characteristics of a German imperial church. The dedication of the church in 1039 was attended by the emperor Henry III and twelve bishops. Most of the church's Medieval provosts were sons of the highest ranking German noble families. Several held the office of chancellor of the German Empire; at least eight provosts went on to become archbishops.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:30 – 5:00 PM|
KC Travels | Jan 29, 2018
Such a lovely place. I love hownthe city looks so like the medieval times in this winter season. I'll be back for spring and summer to see the difference of how it looks 😊 its a long trip for me(from utrecht) but arriving at a very beautiful city is all worth it! 😍
saty1500 | Jan 5, 2018
It was closed when we went, but the building is beautiful to admire from the outside. Never seen a cathedral made from this type of bricks
Friendly Lord | Oct 5, 2017
A really great basilica with fantastic features and architecture. You can get a student disscount if you are going inside or you can admire the towers and fassade from the outside as well. Make sure to ask the tour guide why is the coloured in red.
Hue Khong | Nov 21, 2017
Hidden Monastary right in the center of maastricht very nice. You need to pay to get in that is not so nice
Ortelius Abraham | Aug 9, 2017
André Rieu Live in Maastricht IV (September 2010) André Rieu Live in Maastricht 4, A Midsummer Night's Dream (PAL) After a successful South African tour in 2010, the Vrijthof concerts were all about Africa that year. André invited the South African soloists from the tour to take part in this summer's Vrijthof concerts: the fantastic young soprano Kimmy Skota from Cape Town, the Bloemfontein Children's Choir and the children from the Hout Bay Music Project provided a real South African atmosphere. This fabulous summer evening concert also featured the sopranos Mirusia Louwerse and Carmen Monarcha, the Platinum Tenors and the Berlin Comedian Harmonists. The evening has an upbeat end with a guest appearance from DJ Ötzi. This is a truly fantastic concert that you really can't miss！
Magdalena Jedynasiak | Apr 6, 2018
Beautiful place ! You should ask about guide : Julia Wojtaś . She is the best!
Amber K | Jun 19, 2018
Heel mooi! Wel een hele klim naar boven.
Brittny Harvey | Jul 16, 2018
Nice church, but the free chapel at the entrance is just as nice as the rest of it. I wouldn’t spend the money to go in to the treasury if I had my time again.
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