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The oldest, romanesque, church of Zulte dates back to the 12th century and was dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul. It was situated near the Leie next to a main roman road.
In the 16th century the church was transformed into a late gothic church with one central nave, and in 1668 two narrow aisles were added. In 1913 the church became to small and was expanded by replacing the left aisle by 2 new, bigger ones.
The construction was interrupted by world war I and in 1918 the tower was blown up by retreating German soldiers, creating a lot of damage to the building. Until 1925, church services were held in a wooden temporary construction.
In 1925, the new church was finally inaugurated after 11 years of rebuilding and war. It now had 4 aisles, which is unique in Flanders.
One of the highlights of the church are the stained glass windows. They are not only perfectly executed but they also depict the history of Zulte. Many of the donors came from important local families who played an influential role in the local parish.
The classified organ