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Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Koekelberg

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 460+ 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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  • By far, the great dome of copper is very impressive and makes you want to visit the building. However, as soon as you walk through the door, it's the deception that prevails: bricks, no finesse, no decoration, cold to shiver the dead. A (paid) lift can take you up to the level of the dome, which however gives you a beautiful view of Brussels and surroundings. But for this, the atomnium has a huge capital gain! And say that the construction of this building was paid for by the money of the people, via collections in churches, what a waste!
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  • The Basilique by itself lacks a bir of atmosphere, and is quite empty. I like to see churches that are Alive with locals and their liturgies, not just a monument. Anyway it's huge and the visit to the...  read more »
  • This church, or basilica, is supposed to be the 5th largest religious building of the world. Well it is big for sure that I can tel you. Once inside you will notice that not all the space is in use fo...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Truly impressive and worth the walk from the city center. This is the fifth largest church on earth
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