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Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Address: Basiliekvoorplein 1 | Koekelberg, Koekelberg, Brussels 1083, Belgium
Phone Number: 0032-2-4211660
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Description: The Koekelberg Basilica ranks fifth among the world's largest churches...
The Koekelberg Basilica ranks fifth among the world's largest churches, after the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Paix in Yamoussokro on the Ivory Coast, St Peter's in Rome, St Paul's in London and Santa Maria Dei Fiori in Florence.Today, the church is in the first place a place of prayer for peace. The church is still used for celebrations of the parish or for big national celebrations.But the basilica is more than that. The basilica has also an important cultural function. It’s a magnificent Art Deco monument, there are two museums, there are yearly different expositions and you can enjoy a wonderful view over Brussels!
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A beautiful Basilica

Beautifully architectured and a nice place with some history. Good to visit in your list of Basillicas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautifully architectured and a nice place with some history. Good to visit in your list of Basillicas.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We walked through the park from the nearest metro station to get here. This is Roman Catholic and of enormous dimensions, a little way out of the main centre of Brussels. If your time in the city is limited you may consider other attractions rather than this but it is undeniably an impressive place with an imposing exterior and large... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

For any visitor to Brussels, a visit to the Basilique Nationale du Sacré Coeur is a must. Popularly known as the Koekelberg basilica because of it’s location atop the Koekelberg hill in Brussels, this Art Deco church is the fifth-largest church in the world. It was built to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Belgium Independence. The basilica is dedicated to... More 

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is really a wonderful, Art Deco cathedral to visit because it offers so much!It is very big(the fifth largest church in the world) and set in large grounds.The interior of the church has tall, vaulted ceilings and beautiful, stained glass windows.If you are an art and architecture lover, then this cathedral should be on your MUST VISIT list for... More 

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Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful. The Park nearby is great too. Beautiful architecture. That's a place some people forget about, while visiting Brussels. Make no mistake : it's worth to visit.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a meeting (with the president of Ecuador) at this church. We found out it ranked number four in size of the biggest churches worldwide (I have seen the first three, but never knew number four was in Brussels) and the biggest Art Deco building worldwide. The building itself is kind of impressive, because of the location. But quite... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Basilica of the Sacred Heart is very nice Roman Catholic church. It's fifth largest church in the world. Nice place to visit, relax and to pray.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very impressive from any distance, but especially from the green space in front of it. Very quiet and peaceful. Did not go to the top as we were a bit in a hurry and there were no signs to point to the escalator.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Was the high light of our trip - glorious on a sunny day!! Go to the top! And pay i loved the view! Cool for photos and overall nice place to visit..dont miss it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

i would recommend a visit to the Basilica it definately is impressive. The fifth largest church in the world . definately take a stroll up through the tree lined Koekelberg Park to the Basilica. I am sure you will take lots of photos along the way and the views from the steps of the basilica down to the city are... More 

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