Baroque-style tower of Saint-Catherine Church
Close up of the Baroque-style tower of Sainte-Catherine Church
The church on the square today was designed by Joseph Poelaert and was built from 1854 to 1859 in a combination of architectural styles.
The main inspiration was drawn from the Eglise St-Eustache (Church of St Eustache) in Paris.The chevet is indicative of the fairly whimsical design of the architect. Inside, there is a picture by De Crayer entitled Sainte-Catherine reçue au ciel.The typical Flemish pulpit may have come from the cathedral church in Mechelen. The two tombs were carved by Gilles-Lambert Godecharle.
The church from the outside:
The church on the square
Close up of the church on the square
View of the church from on its side from the Marché-au-poisson
View of the church from the tip of the Sainte-Catherine square
View of the church from one of the many cafés & restaurants of the Sainte-Catherine square
View of the church and its tower
View of the inside:
View from inside church as you enter
Orthodox celebrations of the Byzantine rite liturgy
Sainte-Catherine depicted artwork
Jesus depicted artwork