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Catedral de San Salvador en Brujas
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Catedral de San Salvador


La Catedral de San Salvador (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal en neerlandés) está situada en el Sudoeste de la ciudad, es la sede del obispo de Brujas y la iglesia más importante de la ciudad. Se construyó en el siglo IX como una pequeña capilla de estilo románico, cuando la sede del Obispo de Brujas y el edificio religioso más importante de la ciudad era la Catedral de San Donato, situada frente al Ayuntamiento. La actual Catedral de San Salvador ha sufrido cuatro incendios en su historia, y fue después del tercero (1358) que se aumentó su extensión con una ala de coro y cinco capillas radiales.

A finales del siglo XVIII los ciudadanos franceses de Brujas ahuyentaron al obispo y destruyeron la catedral de San Donato. En 1834, después de la Independencia de Bélgica, de nuevo se instaló un obispo en Brujas y en este tiempo la pequeña Iglesia de San Salvador recibió el título de catedral. Después se le construyó una torre más impresionante de estilo neorománico. La catedral ha experimentado en su historia la influencia de muchos estilos diferentes: el estilo románico, el estilo gótico de la Escalda (Scheldegotiek en neerlandés), el estilo gótico-florido y el estilo neogótico. La Catedral de San Salvador alberga numerosas obras de arte de la destruida Catedral de San Donato, como unos tapices de Bruselas y un retrato del conde asesinado Carlos el Bueno (Karel de Goede en neerlandés).

Texto extraido de Wikipedia en http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centro_hist%C3%B3rico_de_Brujas

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