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Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Koekelberg
(3.9/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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 dominates the entire city, it is huge. She is quite austere inside and outside however it is possible to climb to the top of the Basilica for €5 and 360 ° on the city view is sublime.
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  • Huge building of the Basilica is dominant in this part of the city is visible from the observation deck (where the justice building). Visit better with 13 to 15-then you may want to familiarize yourself with the many facilities of this large building. stained glass stylized vanguard on the Christian theme and look very unusual and modern.
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  • The Basilica is beautiful! Pity it was closed when I went and I could only see out. ... The Park in front of tb worth a visit, is quite charming. The outlet of Godiva is really close.
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  • Huge and beautiful, both inside and outside. It's possible to climb on the top of it, on the roof. And the view from it is mindboggling.
  • Nice place to go in good weather to stay outside and enjoy the view
  • Awesome view, but it's just to modern. With a lift inside as well, made it less hard to get to the top!
  • Not a fan of the architecture, it seems a bit empty. OK, it's huge but there are nicer churches. The views are great.
  • Nothing fancy. But it offers free parking lot. And a lot of papers and guides