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Rue de la Regence / Regentsschapsstraat 3b Entrée rue des Sablons et pas rue de la Régence, Brussels 1000 Belgium
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Brussels: the secrets of Place Sainte Catherine
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Brussels: the secrets of Place Sainte Catherine

Are you ready to make some wonderful memories? Explore the charming streets of Sainte Catherine, one of the Flemisch neighbourhoods in Brussels’ city centre. On this self-guided walk, you will admire the beautiful Anspach fountain, stroll through the lively Rue de Flandre, discover cute cafes and antiquarians, find curious statues and spot colourful (street) art. Along the way, solve fun location-based riddles to unlock local stories and top recommendations shared by the creator of this experience Vera – an enthusiastic Brussels local of eight years.<br><br>This playful walk across Brussels sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Brussels’ city centre or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.<br><br>You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.
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Magda wrote a review Oct 2020
Southern Poland, Poland14 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a must visit place in Brussels, the architecture gothic style and glass paintings are breath taking
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Alex L wrote a review Feb 2020
Moscow, Russia323 contributions122 helpful votes
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Incredible chapel with amazing art work and atmosphere . The high beautiful gothic ceiling and the intricate statues and art really bring forth the majestic power and influence of catholic church . This is a must visit for anyone who respects fine art and i truly feel that the art works of many men and the dedication to the craftsmanship demands respect and admiration if anything . You may not like or agree with religion and church politics but you can not fall short of enjoying the beautiful art that makes our life on earth abit more enjoyable .
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Bob K wrote a review Feb 2020
Fairfax, Virginia2196 contributions195 helpful votes
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The Church of Our Lady of Victory at the Sablon is one of the most beautiful churches in Brussels. It's a wonderful example of the late-Gothic flamboyance with lots of other architectural sites inside: baroque chapels of the Thurn and Taxis family, the postmasters of the Habsburgs since the 15th century, for instance, can be found on either side of the choir. The church also has lots of paintings and valuable sculptures by Hieronymus Duquesnoy de Jonge, Mattheus van Beveren, Jan van Delen, Gabriel Grupello and many more. One of their treasures is the boat of Beatrijs Soetken which she used to convey a statue of Mather Mary from Antwerp to Brussels, or so legend tells us. Every year since its arrival, the crossbowmen carry the statue around the church in a procession, an event that would eventually grow into the Ommegang of Brussels which still starts off at the Sablon and ends on the Grand Place. The stained-glass windows of the 16th to 20th century, then, show us the ties the church has had prominent families through history. The sculptures in the entrances of the church all date from the 20th century, the south portal richly decorated with numerous Biblical figures. The tympanum above the entrance door to the church depicts a Christ figure surrounded by scores of saints and was already there when Robert Campin around 1420 painted his Marriage of the Virgin, now in the Prado in Madrid. Allow ~ 1 hr for your visit.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Linda7491 wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom143 contributions63 helpful votes
It was a cold morning, we decided to just a take look at the cathedral and was so glad we did. At the moment there is a nativity display from various countries, they are all different and enjoyable to see, well worth going to see.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Diana R wrote a review Dec 2019
Feltham, United Kingdom250 contributions81 helpful votes
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We arrive too early to check in to the hotel so wondered around the area and came across this beautiful church. Inside were beautiful stained glass windows and religious statues.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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