Church of Wilderen with visitor centre in towe

In the lively village centre of Wilderen (with brewery-distillery and cycling route through the fruit region) you will find this beautiful church surrounded by an old cemetery. The rectangular, Romanesque tower is said to date back to 1150. This (defensive) west tower possesses an exceptional constricted hipped saddle roof crowned with two crosses. During construction, dark quartzite blocks (from Tienen) were alternated with light Gobertan stone. This technique is rather typical of Brabant, showing that Wilderen is on the border of the Brabant and South Limburg traditions.
In 1858, the narrow Romanesque nave was replaced by a neo-classical hall church in brick. The stained-glass windows with rich iconography were donated by local families in the period between 1909 (choir) and 1925 (nave).
The church tower has recently been restored and in the tower there is a new visitor centre around the history and life around the church tower and also its relationship with Duras Castle. Guided visit to the tower by appointment.


Parking within a radius of 100 m?