Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste de Hierges

Historic site and monument ,  Renaissance at Hierges

Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste de HiergesDroits gérés
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste de HiergesDroits gérés
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste de HiergesDroits gérés
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste de HiergesDroits gérés
  • The church of St. John-Baptiste followed a first chapel founded with the blessing of Pope Adrien VI (sovereign pontiff from 1522 to 1523). The present church was built in 1579 by the Lords of Hierges, Gilles de Berlaymont and his wife Lamberte de Croy. It is a remarkable example of the Mosane Renaissance, a model of the churches of Foisches and Charlemont. It is also possible to admire its beautiful portal with its coat of arms hammered during the Revolution, bearing a dedication plaque with this inscription:
    "Sir de Berlaimont and Lady Lamberte de Croy had this church built in honour of God and Saint John the Baptist 1579".

    Inside, the church has remarkable furniture from the end of the Middle Ages to the 18th century.
    You will be able to discover all this richness during your visit.

    In front of it, the church is a lime tree that was planted around 1800.

    The whole thing takes you back to the historical past of this place.
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