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Notre-Dame de Laeken

Posted 31 December 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | 1 Comment

l’Église Notre-Dame de Laeken (Our Lady of Laeken Church) is well known as the official burial place for Belgium’s kings and queens. The Construction of this church began in 1854 to honor the memory of the first Queen of the Belgians Louise-Marie, who died in 1850. The architect J. Poelaert was chosen after a competition […]

Eglise Saint-Joseph

Posted 15 February 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | No Comments

L’église Saint-Joseph or in English the Saint-Joseph Church is the core and heart of the “Quartier Leopold”, this national monument celebrating Belgium’s patron saint, was built between 1842 and 1849 and was designed by T.-F. Suys, architect of the “Civil society for the Extension and Embellishment of Brussels” which was at the origin of this […]

Grande Synagogue de Bruxelles

Posted 03 February 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | No Comments

La Grande Synagogue de Bruxelles, or in English The Great Synagogue of Brussels is located at 32 Rue de la Regence. It was designed in 1875 by the architect De Keyser in the Romanesque-Byzantine style. The city of Brussels counts today about 15000 residents of the Jewish faith. Close up on the facade  

Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours

Posted 30 January 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | No Comments

Église Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours, or in English the church of Our Lady of Assistance is located at Rue du Marché au Charbon. Originally a modest 12th century chapel that became too small for the growing Parish the architects Pierre-Paul Merckx and Jean Corvrindt demolished the surrounding walls and built in 1669 the church we know of today. […]

Chapelle de la Madeleine

Posted 28 January 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | 2 Comments

Chapelle de la Madeleine or in English The Church of St. Mary Magdalene is one of the oldest churches in Brussels, having been established by the Brothers of Mercy in the 13th century. Excavations carried out when the church was last restored (1956-1958) revealed sub-foundation walls, thereby proving the existence of a much older sanctuary […]

Eglise Notre-Dame de la Chapelle

Posted 27 January 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | No Comments

The building of this impressive Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle Church shows well the transition between its original Romanesque to later Gothic launched in 1210 that was eventually completed during the 13th century. This church suffered all through history’s turmoil: transformations, a bombardment, fire, pillage, and multiple reconstructions dating from 15th century, as well as many long and meticulous […]

Eglise Saint-Servais

Posted 14 January 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | No Comments

Église Saint-Servais or in English the Saint Servatius church of Neo-Gothic style was built in between 1871 to 1876 and is located in the municipality of Schaarbeek.   Saint Servatius church Saint Servatius church from one of its sides From the back the base The upper portion The tower

Eglise Saint Lambert

Posted 13 January 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | No Comments

Église St. Lambert, or in English the Saint Lambert Church is located in the Woluwe-Saint-Lambert municipality of Brussels. The steeple and the central part of this Romanesque church whose origins remain uncertain date back to the 12th Century. At that time it was probably conceived as a village church with one nave. As the population […]

Eglise Sainte-Marie

Posted 12 January 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | 1 Comment

Eglise Royale Sainte-Marie, or in English St. Mary’s Church is located in the municipality of Schaarbeek. Built in 1845 it is somewhat of an oddity since it’s the only Romanesque-Byzantine style church in Brussels. The architect Louis Van Overstraeten who designed it found inspiration from the Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy.   Approaching […]

Notre-Dame-aux-Riches-Claires

Posted 07 January 2008 | By | Categories: Churches | 2 Comments

L’église Notre-Dame-aux-Riches-Claires is a little gem of a church  made all of red bricks dating back from 1617 and build in the Flemish Renaissance style. The layout was made for two distinct purposes. The main part was used by the congregation and the other adjacent building was a convent for nuns that was converted into privately […]

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