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Place Ste. Catherine

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Address: Place Ste. Catherine, Brussels 1000, Belgium

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The facade of the Ste. Catherine church is impressive, but usually overlooked by passers-by usually heading for the nearby restaurant area. But one should take time to stop and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Torger B
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The facade of the Ste. Catherine church is impressive, but usually overlooked by passers-by usually heading for the nearby restaurant area. But one should take time to stop and look around at this place, which I find fascinating.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike a lot of Brussels, this area does have an upbeat tone. There is obviously the church but opposite sit ranks of excellent fish restaurants plus bars to suit all tastes. A good place to explore.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely set up for the Christmas markets. Really enjoyed the light show on the front of the cathedral. Worth spending time here at Christmas if you are popping in to see Grand Place as it's a short walk away through several market stalls.

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Brussels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the Ste Catherine area: good vibes, lot's of bars and restaurants, local life. Nice to sit or hang around

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

PLACE ST CATHERINE is a wonderful square that is just a great place to visit. The site of the huge former fish market it now houses a multitude of great seafood restaurants and is packed with some wonderful pubs and bars plus you have the beautiful St Catherine Church ( currently under renovation ) which makes a great landmark site... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Brilliant ambiance - make sure you time it for the light show at Saint Catherine & follow up with the light show at the Grand Place.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Went to Place Ste Catherine for the Christmas Market. Plenty of mulled wine, mulled cider, beer and champagne bars, Go there and look at the sights and enjoy a drink or some of the food from the stalls. There were a couple of amusing fairground carousels which a look of steampunk about them. One even had a rocket that rose... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

lovely things to see inside, guided tours are recommended. cafes and shops around the church. not to be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Even when it's not Christmas time, St Catherine's is a lovely place to visit to see the architecture and explore the surrounding shops and cafes. In December of an evening, with mulled wine in hand, exploring the various stalls and tasting the wonderful food, it is even more so - an excellent place to bring out the festivity.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Wandered around the Christmas markets in this location. Really lovely atmosphere, some nice restaurants and shops etc. Popped into the church too - seems really dreary from the outside and not much decoration on the inside, but somehow makes it really beautiful. Definitely worth having a look!

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