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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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One of few highlights in Brussels to visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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Bucharest, Romania
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Best reached by taking the metro to Simonis/Elisabeth, and walking through the park. As you approach it its sheer size becomes apparent...it's the 5th largest cathedral in the world. The inside is not as ornate as the St. Michael & St, Gudula Cathedral in the centre of Brussels, but impressive nonetheless. It's well worth paying the €5 entrance fee to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The basilica is worth a visit if you're in Brussels. It dominates the landscape and is pretty impressive - very big with bright green roof. The walk from Elizabeth metro stop goes through the lovely, well landscaped, park which is nice and makes for good photos. Inside it isn't very decorative but its scale is impressive. Free for the ground... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I would recommend taking a bus or tram from the market. We walked and its further than it looks. The building itself is beautiful...from the outside. The inside is non-climatic. Make sure you go all the way around the building because it looks closed from the front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My title basically says it all. Huge Basilica and so much to see inside, even a restaurant! Greatest thing was that for 5€ you get a lift to the top, from there you have 360 degree views overlooking Brussels. So go there when it's sunny and avoid peak hours, so you don't have to wait in queues.

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Additional Information about Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Address: Basiliekvoorplein 1 | Koekelberg, Koekelberg, Brussels 1083, Belgium
Phone Number: 0032-2-4211660
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Koekelberg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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