All that remains of the 14C-15C church, which was extended in 1629, is the Baroque-style tower (nÂ° 45).
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 reÃ§ue 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 MarchÃ©-au-poisson
View of the church from the tip of the Sainte-Catherine square
View of the church from one of the many cafÃ©s & 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
3 thoughts on “Sainte-Catherine”
What? Armenian celebration? You musn't have been to that many Armenian celebrations, my dear! This is definitely a Byzantine-rite liturgy, not an Armenian one.
Thanks for correcting.
Thank you Stéphane for correcting me.
I'm back from a month of vacation in North America so I couldn't correct this any sooner and noticed the comment just now.
They seem to be Romanian orthodox Christians, there. To check with the pope, I only know it from trustful sources but did not verify on the spot.