Basilique nationale du SacrÃ©-Coeur
King Leopold II’s thought initially of leaving as lasting legacy a national pantheon based on the French model but changed the idea to a basilica church dedicated to the Sacred Heart, One he had been impressed by seeing when on an official visit to Montmartre in Paris. The construction began in 1905 but took quite a while since the church was not finished until 1970.
view from the left side
view from a distance with kids playing in the park
The dome is of quite impressive size. At a height of 90 meters it is one of the landmarks of the city of Brussels.
Picture of the chancel from the first floor
Chancel from closer
The design of the altar
Visitors can climb up to to the top of the dome by using a lift for an impressive panoramic view of Brussels.
Pictures of the panoramic view of Brussels from basilica SacrÃ© Coeur
Panoramic view from the back of the basilica
Panoramic view from the south-west of the basilica
Panoramic view from the left of the basilica
Panoramic view from the front of the basilica looking a bit to the left
Panoramic view from the front of the basilica looking ahead
Panoramic view from the front of the basilica looking a bit to the right
Panoramic view from the right of the basilica
Panoramic view from the south-east of the basilica