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Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Koekelberg

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Religious Site
Discover the center of the Catholic community at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, a church that is just the beginning of a network of buildings that make up the community. The attraction serves as part of a complex that includes a chapel, a Catholic radio station, two museums, two theaters, and a restaurant, while the church itself is a blend of neoclassical and art deco architecture. Services at the basilica are held in both Dutch and French, and you are welcome to participate or observe. Compared to the magnificent exterior, the interior decor is modest and expansive, but take note of the stained glass windows and murals. Consider a climb up to the dome for a view over the city. You'll pay a small admission fee that is used for the church's upkeep. Before you head to Brussels, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Brussels vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Brussels has to offer, including Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
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  • The Basilica is overall nice, in bedekri was not even mentioned, and we got to the nem only because of it we've seen from the hotel. However, in addition, that a man takes a minute so there is a lot what to do. Hotel spina, a mess (as in the whole of Brussels) and dovnutra free get, shame
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  • One of the largest churches in the world! Take the opportunity to visit during one of these shows that are in the Basilica, and also, in good weather, enjoy the scenery at the top of the dome.
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  • Ended up by accident and through the back of the Basilica in. This was all very nice but for 5 pp showed it is possible to go on the roof. There it was quiet and great views.
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  • Five stars for the views from the top, 3 stars for the church itself. It's a massive structure, although I'm not really a fan of the drab modern interior - the brickwork reminds me of the walls of a school. Prettier from the outside. Well worth the €5 to get to the roof
  • Huge modern basilica just outside the city center. A nice sightseeing of Bruxelles, with a nice green park around.
  • Stunning Brussels art deco basilica - don't forget the wide view from the panorama rooftop
  • Belgian architecture at its most glorious.
  • Most beautiful church which i have visited till date.