Oudenbosch Basilica

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The Oudenbosch Basilica
Basilica of H.H. Agatha and Barbara
Basilica of H.H. Agatha and Barbara
Basic information
Location Oudenbosch, Netherlands
Geographic coordinates 51°35′22″N 4°31′43″E / 51.58944°N 4.52861°E / 51.58944; 4.52861
Affiliation Roman Catholic
State Basilica
Province North Brabant
Country Netherlands
Heritage designation Rijksmonument
Website http://www.basiliekoudenbosch.nl
Architectural description
Architect(s) Dr. P. Cuypers & G.J. van Swaay
Architectural style Neoclassicism
Groundbreaking 1865
Completed 1892
Length 81 meters (265 ft 9.0 in)
Width 55 meters (180 ft 5.4 in)
Height (max) 63 meters (206 ft 8.3 in)
Dome height (outer) 51 meters (167 ft 3.9 in)
Dome dia. (inner) 20 meters (65 ft 7.4 in)

The Oudenbosch Basilica[1][2] is a Roman Catholic basilica in the Dutch village of Oudenbosch. It was built under the initiative of father Willem Hellemons who was parish priest between 1842 and 1884. Its nave and interior were modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome; while the facade is a replica of the Basilica of St. John Lateran also in Rome. The Basilica was designed by architect Dr. P. Cuypers. Construction began in 1865 but was not fully completed until 1892. The basilica is unique in the region in that it is quite large with classical Italian appearance that is atypical for most of northern Europe, let alone a small village in North Brabant.

Interior of the Basilica


  1. ^ Official site Basilica
  2. ^ Info Basilica

Coordinates: 51°35′22″N 4°31′43″E / 51.58944°N 4.52861°E / 51.58944; 4.52861