Chapel ChurchCurrently Closed
- Address: Place de la Chapelle, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +32-25383087
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
This 12th century church, given a Gothic makeover in the 13th century, contains the relics of some important people. Chief among them is Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the Dutch 16th century master painter. The other relics are of Saint Boniface of Brussels and Francois Anneessens who was a guild leader civil rights campaigner executed for voicing his opinions. You’ll find a statue of the latter in the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament. The church’s architecture is notable for the distinct transition in styles from Romanesque (transept and choir), to Gothic (the rest of the church).
- Buses 86, N04, N05, N06, N08, N09, N10, N11, N12, N13, N16 stop Cesar de Paepe.
- Buses 27, 48, N12 stop Chapelle.
- Trams 92, 93 stop Royale.
- Metro 2, 6 stop Louise.
- Metro 1, 5 stop Gare Centrale.
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0.14% of people who visit Brussels include Chapel Church in their plan
95% of people start their Chapel Church visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Chapel Church
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chapel Church
People normally also visit Notre Dame Du Sablon while planning their trip to Chapel Church.
OPENING HOURS BELOW Very beautiful church (don't mistake it with the Cathedra of St Michael and Gudula). opening hours: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday 10-16:00 (Tuesdays- closed) Holy Masses (in Polish) Sundays 8:00/9:30/11:00/17:30 Adoration of the Holy Sacrament between the Masses: 9-9:30, 10:30-11:00, 17-17:30.
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 visitation from 10am to 6pm daily. The church history dates back to the 12th century when its location was outside the the city walls. Originally Romanesque in style, the church was given its predominately Barbantine Gothic architecture in the 15th century. In addition to the attractive Gothic features, there is a nice Baroque style bell tower that was added after the French bombardment in 1695. Fans of fine art will find an interesting statue of Pieter Brueghel the Elder outside Notre Dame de la Chapelle, you can also see a memorial plaque to the Flemish Old Master in one of the right hand side chapels inside the church as well. The interior of the church is quite similar to nearby Notre Dame du Sablon in scale and appearance. There seem to be more fresco paintings but less stained-glass windows here. We particularly enjoyed the ornately carved wooden pulpit amongst other interesting things to see within the church. Overall, Notre Dame de la Chapelle is another good church visit in Brussels for anyone with an appreciation or interest in historic buildings, architecture and history. Its worth 15-20 minutes at least enjoying the interior and exterior of the church.
Interesting church with beautiful stained glass windows and wooden carved interior
I wish I explored this church more.
Good place to take a photo!