Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Koekelberg

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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. Make Basilica of the Sacred Heart a part of your Brussels vacation plans using our Brussels holiday planning site .
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  • If you're in the area feel free to you is stop. Brussels symbol by excellence but nothing special in the end to a huge block of bricks!
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  • The fifth largest church in the world. Amazing architecture on the outside. Worth the visit. It's as far away from the city.
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  • As she is a bit distant doo Center, we take the Hop on Hop off bus to stop and contemplate this site.
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  • Must see! It's definitely out of the way but you can walk there from the metro in about 15 minutes. There is also a park opposite. The architecture is stunning and the church is so big that it took me 10 minutes just to walk around it. The interior was also beautiful. Highly recommend.
  • 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
  • Very beautiful and huge! Free entry but 5€ p. P. To go upstairs
  • It is one of the most beautiful and architectural cathedral details, old and precious building, it has outstanding, breathtaking location which over viewing on the Brussels, inside the building is most beautiful, brick wall and circular ceiling architecture have nice big space atmosphere
  • Nice view over the city

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