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Place Ste. Catherine

Address: Place Ste. Catherine, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #28 of 216 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Beirut
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100 reviews 100 reviews
60 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

At place Sainte Catherine, there are pretty good restaurants, and it's where the Christmas Market and the ferris wheel are. It's a nice area

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ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We visited the square in December/January - while the Christmas market was in full swing. The square was filled with lots of colourful stalls selling food, drinks, trinkets and gifts. It was so festive! The food was delicious, as was the mulled wine and hot chocolate I tried. There was also a (very unusual!) carousel and a big wheel. We... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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305 reviews 305 reviews
212 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

There is no separate listing for the church on trip advisor so I will describe the church of St Catherine first. There is a tower from the original church which is all that is left of the 15th century structure. The present church looks medieval but is a large Gothic Revival style church of the mid 19th century which incorporates... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A well maintained historic site in which you can spend time just observing the detail. The square in front of the church adds to its charm by setting it apart. Be prepared to spend time just relaxing and taking in the environment,

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Geneva, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited Sainte Catherine when the Christmas market was taking place. There were a lot of food stalls, a Ferris wheel and a merry-go-round in front of the church. There was a big crowd, especially in the evening, and the ambience was joyful with visitors getting a feel of the Xmas spirit. We could buy food at the stalls and... More 

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manchester
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433 reviews 433 reviews
178 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

St Catherine's church is beautifully lit at this time of year and the markets do make it a festive affair all round. At other times of the year, the square in front of the church is usually empty except for feast days when they unbox the carousel that is stored there. The church was cleaned around 18 months ago and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Absolutely loved Brussels in December especially the light show in St. Catherine's Place, it was really lovely, beautiful. The Christmas Market was very busy but nice. We also visited the Christmas markets in Bruge and Ghent which we enjoyed.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Christmas market in and around this area was lively and full of character and interesting things, both in daylight and the evening. The big wheel gives great views over the area, which is especially beautiful at night. The church is lit up at night, and there is a sound and light show at various intervals, the last show being... More 

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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This cathedral is a lot smaller than the main cathedral but can stand it's own. The outside is pretty but inside is captivating. During the Christmas period, the outside is illuminated, which makes it even prettier.

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London, United Kingdom
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325 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We visited Place Ste Catherine for the Christmas Markets this year and it was definitely the highlight of the Brussels Christmas Market trail (which started essentially when you left Grand Place). This section had most of the stalls plus the carousels, Ferris wheel and blow up Christmas monster for kids, oh and of course Santa's Garden (or whatever it was).... More 

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