When in Antwerp it is almost impossible to miss the Cathedral of Our Lady. The Roman Catholic cathedral has one of the most impressive and finest Gothic structures in Europe. Built in 1351, it took 169 years of construction before being completed in the year 1521. Today Antwerp's majestic cathedral dominates the city's skyline with a height of 123 meters. The Cathedral is a is a masterpiece of lacework in stone, a truly iconic treasury. The interior is a striking blend of Baroque decor with a magnificent collection of major artworks, including a series of paintings by famous Baroque painter Rubens. The cathedral is one that can be appreciated both from outside and inside. The spire is visible from many areas of the city and rarely fails to take one’s breath away. An entry fee to the cathedral applies and guided tours are available.