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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  • The Interior of this church are great as well, together with various glass decorations present. Worth it to spend €5 to take the lift which makes visiting the upper floors and that also allows you to get up to the top of the basilica, allowing 360° view of the surrounding landscape. Really recommended.
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  • Mar without it seems to have no maskent epitmeny, monumental kozelrol. Comes relatively simple modern church. Cheques are the Tower offers also 5 euroert/valo felmenetelre fo
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  • The Basilica is one thing above all: very large. The room is but hardly for exhibitions like is used and there is only little to see. The panoramic view is not worth while beautiful, but the sometimes long journey.
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  • I have been looking forward to see this church as I have been passing on this one whenever we visit Brussels. Did not have time to see what's inside. Had the chance to see it this year, 2018 and i love the interior. Simply amazing. There were some exhibitions inside as well. The view at the top is also a must for a fee. Worth the time coz you will see most of the prominent places in Brussels. Also nice to spend time to pray here as even if there were tourists, the church was relatively silent.
  • This outstanding monument, built partly during the Art Deco period and the 6th largest church in the world, is a to-do visit in Brussels that many visitors unfortunately forget about. Fun fact: it took a whole weekend to inaugurate the nave as priests had to bless every part of it using holy water.
  • Very interesting and inspiring building. Peaceful and charming. The view from the top of the Basilica is very beautiful.
  • It’s breathtaking place! Elegant and holy thing just stand on the small hill! Love it and sit inside can feel warm and peace
  • Really pretty and huge building. You have to pay to get to the higher points in the cathedral
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