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Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Koekelberg

(3.9/5 based on 500+ 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 Basilique is one of the landmarks of Brussels - a bit far but easily reachable by public transport. The building itself is enormous, with interesting architecture. The inside was a bit of a disapp...  more »
  • But beautiful Cathedral. NET not open to the public all day unfortunately... Majestic and highest Brussels
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  • Monumental and cold, the Basilica is almost as large as St. Peter's in Rome. It is worth a visit especially by the beautiful view it offers on Brussels
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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