Eglise Sainte Marie-madeleineCurrently Closed
- Address: Rue de la Madeleine 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +32-25020568
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Eglise Sainte Marie-madeleine - Review
This small church built in the 13th century was given a Gothic facelift in the 15th, got damaged during the Nine Years War, was rebuilt with a Baroque portal in the 16th, but partially destroyed in the 20th century, then again restored fully to its 15th century look. It’s a miracle it survived. The small Chapelle de la Madeleine inside was built in the 15th century on funds donated by the Baker’s Guild. The Chapel of St. Anne to the side of the church is entirely Baroque. Contrasted with the lavish ornamentation of other Brussels churches, the austerity of this structure is almost a welcome surprise for visitors.
Eglise Sainte Marie-madeleine Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Eglise Sainte Marie-madeleine Hours
- Timings given are approximations based on other churches in the city. Call and confirm before your visit.
How To reach Eglise Sainte Marie-madeleine by Public Transport
- By Bus: Buses 29, 48, 66 and others stop at Gare Centrale bus station.
- By Train: Trains IC, ICT, Intercity, P, S1 and others stop at Bruxelles Central Train Station.
- By Subway: Gare Centrale Subway Station is a stop for Subways 1 and 5 and is a short walk away.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Eglise Sainte Marie-madeleine
0.09% of people who visit Brussels include Eglise Sainte Marie-madeleine in their plan
95% of people start their Eglise Sainte Marie-madeleine visit around 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Eglise Sainte Marie-madeleine
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Eglise Sainte Marie-madeleine
Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine, Brussels Reviews
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.
Great historical building
A beautiful church in the city center of Brussels, near the Central station! Worth visiting!
It is a small church but nice to visit.
Beautiful inside and free to visit