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National Basilica of the Sacred Heart

817 Reviews

National Basilica of the Sacred Heart

817 Reviews
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Parvis de la Basilique 1, Koekelberg, Brussels 1081 Belgium
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Louis Dumont wrote a review Mar 2020
Givisiez, Switzerland495 contributions69 helpful votes
This place is really worth visiting, asit is impressivly big! I hadn't expected something this size. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't good enough, so we didn't enjoy the view from the tour, but I guess you can have a nice view from up there!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Paul Legate wrote a review Mar 2020
St Ives, United Kingdom16,235 contributions22,455 helpful votes
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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is an impressive building on Koekelberg Hill. The basilica is in art deco style and is as impressive inside as it is externally, the enormity of the place is immediately apparent. There are many attractions within the Basilica to be seen which costs 6€ including various exhibits and entry to the panoramic terrace but definitely worth the extra expense. I decided to walk up to the terrace which was worth the effort as the views of the city and beyond were truly spectacular, I had an easier journey back down to ground level as I took the lift back down. In the 30 plus years I have been visiting Brussels I have never visited Basilica of the Sacred Heart which really is a shame because it is an amazing building and although slightly away from Central Brussels it is well worth exploring.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Deborah from Indiana wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions2 helpful votes
I love walking and so I walked from the Grand Place area to the Basilica-about 3 miles each way. I took a meandering path through the city to find the Zinneke Pis statue and the Black Tower, then direct to the Basilica and so glad I did. The walk was filled with interesting buildings, statues and canals. Walking along the tree-lined path toward the Basilica is so refreshing. You have to enter from the side-not up the main stairs. There is an office where you purchase the tickets to get to the observation deck. Make sure you watch the weather and go when you can appreciate the 180 degree view of Brussels 174 feet up-there are stairs and an elevator. The Basilica is listed as one the the 5 largest in the world and the largest Art Deco church-worth the effort to get there. Walking back, I went straight down the avenue, past the modern buildings to the Botanical Gardens-quite the experience. There is so much to see and do in Brussels-if you can fit this Basilica in-do it.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Premsteve Martis wrote a review Dec 2019
Bengaluru, India190 contributions5 helpful votes
Huge basilica, quaint place to spend sometime. Sunny day is best to enjoy one the panoramic view of the city from atop the terrace
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Date of experience: November 2019
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GrahamP113 wrote a review Dec 2019
Witham, United Kingdom1,339 contributions221 helpful votes
This really has to be seen. Stands out as the most iconic of buildings so beautiful set high in its own setting. Take a moment to see for yourself
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Date of experience: December 2019
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