Sint Vitus Church of Blauwhuis

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The imposing Sint Vitus Church of Blauwhuis is visible from all sides over the surrounding meadows. The Saint Vitus Church is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Vitus in the Frisian village of Blauwhuis.

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Architect Pierre Cuypers (1827-1921), known for the Rijksmuseum and the Central Station in Amsterdam, designed dozens of Catholic churches, including the Sint Vitus Church. Cuypers designed the outside and inside of the church.

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The three-aisled cruciform basilica in neo-Gothic style has a tower with a needle spire. Both the main tower and the ridge turret have an octagonal spire between four gables. This is an element that Cuypers used more often, as well as the alternation of heavier and lighter columns in the interior. Nevertheless, both this alternating system and the shape of the spires are unusual for neo-Gothic churches in the Netherlands.

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