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Church of Saint Catherine

Scenes from the life of Saint Joseph
Anonymous
Vlaamse Meesters in Situ Hoogstraten Sint-Katharinakerk

The panel from the second half of the 15th century is a Flemish top piece. Its subject, the life of Saint Joseph, is what makes this work so rare, as the father of Jesus is usually kept into the background. But this painting depicts several episodes from his biography and moulds them into one composition.

Church of Saint Catherine

Partially rebuilt after WWII, this wonderful 16th-century gothic church is one of the world’s highest brick buildings with a tower of 105 m. It boasts many valuable art pieces, including stained glass windows dating from the 16th century, gothic furniture and the ornate tombs of the church’s patrons, Antoine of Lalaing and Elisabeth of Culemborg.

Vrijheid 153
Hoogstraten
Tuesday to Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00 Sunday 13:00 - 16:00
Due to restorations, the church will only open at the beginning of the touristic season, the 28th of April