What is the main Brussels church to visit? If you travel to Brussels, stay few days, there are few churches (Cathedral and Basilica) in Brussels, you should visit. They have beautiful architecture, stained-glass windows, impressive organs and hold magnificent concerts.
The main churches in Brussels to see are the St Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, the Basilica of sacred heart, the Saint Catherine’s church. Others churches are also listed below.
Brussels St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral
The St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral is located near the Parc de Bruxelles Warandepark, a walking distance to the Hotel Le Meridien Brussels and the subway station Gare Central Centraal. The Cathedral is opened every day.
The baroque Cathedral is a catholic church. The construction of the church started in 1226 and was finihed in 1500. The Romanesque Crypt is opened to the public. You can't miss to see the crypt, the oldest monument in Brussels.
Many historical events like weddings and funeral ceremonies happened in the Cathedral. The wedding of Prince Laurent of Belgium and Miss Claire Coombs was one of the last events. Also the Cathedral hosts beautiful classical concerts in the summer. Address: Parvis Sainte-Gudule Brussels, Belgium.
The Sainte-Catherine Church (Eglise Sainte-Catherine de Bruxelles) is situated on Sainte Catherine square, near the Apart'Hotel Citadines (Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels) and the subway station Sainte-Catherine Sint-Kateljine.
The church was built on the site of a harbor basin. The church hosts classical concerts.
The Brussels Church of Saints Jean Et Etienne aux Minimes church is located in the historical and famous quarter of BrusselsLes Marolles. The organ is the oldest in Brussels. The Minimes Church is the best place for organ concerts. Address: rue des Minimes Brussels.
The Church of Notre-Dame de Bon Secours is located on the street rue du Marche au Charbon (91). The baroque Brussels church was originally the place to stay for pilgrims, on their way to Santiago de Compostela.
The Church of Notre-Dame de la Chapelle stands on the place de la Chapelle square. the church contains a beautiful collection of paintings of the Flemish painter Hendrick de Clerck, sculptures and stained-glass windows. The well-known painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder is buried here.
The National Basilica of Sacred Heart or Basilica of Koekelberg is a roman catholic church located on the Koekelberg hill. The Basilica is a famous sight in Brussels. Art deco architecture, the basilica is huge and is one of the largest churches in the world.
If you go to the gallery under the dome, you will discover a fantastic view of Brussels. There is also a restaurant under the Basilica. Guided tours are available. Address: Basiliekvoorplein 1 Ganshoren Belgium.