new posts
UER Store
location db
db map
terms of service
privacy policy

Location DB > Belgium > Antwerpen > Mechelen > Predikherenmonastry and -church
Predikherenmonastry and -church
 Viewing Options
Log in to activate viewing options
 Database Info
created by Calhovin on 1/16/2009 8:37 PM
last modified by Slyv on 3/13/2009 2:29 PM
Publically Viewable Publically Viewable
This location has been labeled by its creator as Public, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
It is a huge building, lots of interesting features from the outside. Unfortunately, it is boarded shut as if the Belgium gold reserves are inside. And for all I know, they can be. I could not find a way in, coming all unprepared didn't help...
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned, some construction
Accessibility: Sometimes it's open, sometimes not :)
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Mechelen, Antwerpen
Owner: City of Mechelen
  • See a map of this location
  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    Look at it! This has got to be very interesting, if you could get in.

    The inner roof paintings of the church is really worth to see.
    Something special (rather unique) are the cobblestones as a church floor.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  • Lower floor's holes are all bricked.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    candles and a flash to light things up. Very dark inside.
    The predikheren/dominicanen arrived in Mechelen in 1651 and were allowed to build a small monastry with a chapel in 1652. The inaugeration was in 1689. From 1729 to 1736 building on the church was in progress. The French chased away the predikheren in 1796, in 1798 the monastry was sold to become an old man's home. From 1809 it was used as a military hospital. The church remained in use by the French as a parading ground till 1814, after that it was transformed to an arsenal. This was when the tower was broken down and a second floor was added. Since 1977, it is City of Mechelen property.In 1980 it was declared a monument. It is vacant for quite some time now
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans


    Add your own story
     Photo Galleries
    Click to view gallery
    Scouting the monument
    Fri, Jan 16th, 2009
    posted by Calhovin
    9 pictures
    Click to view gallery
    07 & 08
    Thu, Feb 12th, 2009
    posted by NickSan
    5 pictures

    Add your own photos

    Mark all galleries as Seen
     Web Links


    Edit this Location
     Moderator Rating
    The moderator rating is a neutral rating of the content quality, photography, and coolness of this location.

    This location has not yet been rated by a moderator.
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 3/14/2009 12:38 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Mar 14 09 at 0:38, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 13 09 at 14:29, Slyv changed the following: Accessibility
  • on Mar 13 09 at 14:28, Slyv changed the following: Hazards, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment
  • on Feb 12 09 at 6:23, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 12 09 at 4:04, NickSan added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Feb 12 09 at 3:19, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 12 09 at 2:34, NickSan updated gallery picture 1(5).jpg
  • on Feb 12 09 at 2:34, NickSan added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Feb 12 09 at 2:32, NickSan created a new gallery
  • on Feb 10 09 at 6:17, Steed validated this location
  •  Forum Threads about this Location
    New Thread
     SubjectStarted ByRepliesViewsLast Post
    You must log in for this feature to work.Enormous old building in MechelenCalhovin210122/10/2009 7:24 PM by Calhovin
     Who's been looking?
    Click here to see who'se been looking.
     Report Problems
    Is this location inappropriate / broken / missing key info?
  • If it's something you can fix, please scroll up and click the EDIT button.
  • If this location was only posted a few days ago, give the creator time to work on it.
  • Please try sending a message directly to the creator of the location. You'll find that info at the top of this page.
  • Otherwise, ONLY if you've already tried to contact the original creator,: Click here to notify an administrator.

  • All content and images copyright © 2002-2023 UER.CA and respective creators. Graphical Design by Crossfire.
    To contact webmaster, or click to email with problems or other questions about this site: UER CONTACT
    View Terms of Service | View Privacy Policy | Server colocation provided by Beanfield
    This page was generated for you in 78 milliseconds. Since June 23, 2002, a total of 721812202 pages have been generated.