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This large church, the burial place of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, boasts a variety of styles: part of the chapel is twelfth-century; the transepts are seventeenth-century Romanesque; and the nave is fifteenth-century Gothic.
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Place de la Chapelle, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

We literally stumbled upon this church while walking around Brussels. We did not manage to get inside as it was an inappropriate time, unfortunately, but the building looks so imposing. We did manage to have a little look through a small opening and it seemed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed December 25, 2018

There is a lot of beautiful paintings in the side chapels, including the Chapel of Rosary where famous painter Pieter Bruegel tyhe Elder is buried. But also the other chapels is nice and there is a beautiful carved pulpit. Notice that the church is closed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

In 1134, King Godefroid the first decided to build a chapel outside the city walls. It quickly became a market church, serving the many craftsmen. It became a parish church in 1210 and became really famous in 1250 when it received five pieces of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We saw this church from the bus and so we decided to visit it when we had a chance. We finally had some spare time and it was nice but not as stunning as other churches we had visited on our tour of Europe. If...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Notre Dame De La Chapelle ( Chapel Church ) is a really beautiful church that is another stunning church that is only a short walk from the magnificent Grand Place. Founded in 1134 ,there has been a church on this site for near a 1000...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Notre Dame de la Chapelle (free entry) is one of several large Gothic style churches that can visited around the city centre of Brussels. It is located at Place de la Chapelle, a 6-7 minute walk south of the Grote Markt and is open for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Gothic church near the Rue Haute and the Marolles district. The church was filled completely with Polish Roman Catholics, attending a mass in their language. Very peaceful after they had left. A monument remembers Pieter Brueghel the Elder who was buried in this church in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank PeterD218
Reviewed June 19, 2017

The Hop On - Hop Off bus wasn’t leaving for thirty minutes, so we did a quick burn-run up the hill to check out the glowing white stone Notre-Dame De La Chapelle Church on the hill, leading to the Upper Town. Inna and I are...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed May 27, 2017

This is a Roman Catholic church built in 1134 but the present structure dates from the 13th century. Part of the structure was damaged by the French (as many other buildings) during the bombardment of Brussels in 1695. It was restored in 1866 and again...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Didnt go looking for this church. However i just stumbled into this beautiful building. Wow it is quite a work of art and it free to go inside. The builders of this building and others in Brussels are truly exceptional. Go and enjoy.

Date of experience: April 2017
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