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Excellent modern stained glass

We kept passing this little church, so decided to look in. It is charming. Of particular note are... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
MestaChios
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London, United Kingdom
Little quiet church in a bustling city

Marie Magdalene chapel looks like an old church of a village or a small tow, even though it... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2018
acorna
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Located just outside Central Train Station,Saint Mary Magdalene Church is one of Brussels oldest churches and was established by the Brothers Of Mercy in the 13th century but the church is on the site of a much older religious site,restoration work carried out in the 1950's revealed foundation wall's built by the Knights Templars.
The Beautiful church is also a survivor,at the beginning of the 20th century the church was earmarked for demolition as this area underwent regeneration but was saved,it lay abandoned for years till restored to its glory in the 1950's.
I love the Baroque style of architecture and the cute bell tower,on exiting Central Train Station it is a great site to see and looks amazing.
The church is found on Rue De La Madeleine and is well worth checking out

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 293neilk
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Very Central location and beautiful old church with many sides to it. You have to walk around to find open entry door. Nice stained glass windows. Worth a quick stop.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank StephenCr0ss
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine (Church of St. Mary Magdalene) is a historic church located along Rue de la Madeleine just outside the Brussels Central train station and perhaps 200 metres from the Grand Place.

This is another Brabant Gothic style church, featuring a Baroque period wing that was built after the French bombardment in 1695 which caused significant damage to the building structure at that time. The church is nice to view from outside but less impressive compared to the larger Brabantine Gothic churches in the city centre.

The interior of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene is small and subtle. The stained-glass windows are modern in design, contrasting nicely to the Gothic features of the building interior. They date from the 1950s when the church was last restored.

Overall, we enjoyed our brief 10 minute visit to Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine. Its worth a quick stop and look around if you find yourself in this area of Brussels with time to spare and interest in such sightseeing.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank BradJill
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

very calming feeling. an old church, restored in the 1950s. It feels open and welcoming, with beautiful flowers and a simple, small modern altar. Well worth a visit and a look at the windows.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mashie44
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

I was looking for a grocery store and the Brugge Central Station when I came across this old church. Attractions near it are the small park where the statue of Charles Karel Buis is located, hotels, restaurants, Central Station, busy Square, etc.

it was closed during my visit so I just took pictures of its exteriors,

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank LolaGo1
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