Saint Martin's ChurchPrint
Saint Martin’s church dates back to the 12th century, but has of course been rebuilt and altered numerous times over the past nine hundred years. It features quite a lot of art treasures, but the pièce de résistance is definitely the Triptiek van de Heilige Geest (the Triptych of the Holy Spirit) by Bernard de Rijckere from 1587: a Whitsun scene featuring the baptism of Jesus and the creation of Adam. Also very impressive is the unique 1585 tabernacle with a height of 6.5 metres.
Valuable religious objects, including 16th-century chasubles and altar cloths, are on display in Saint Eligius’s Chapel, which has been turned into a treasure room.
The tower of Saint Martin's Church holds the first full 19th-century carillon in Kortrijk. It consists of 49 bells.