La Cambre Abbey

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  • Address: Abbaye de la Cambre, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium, Brussels
  • Timings: 07:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +32-26481121
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Garden, Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Courtyard

La Cambre Abbey - Review

Founded in 1196, this abbey had many smooth sailing years. In its good times it managed to accumulate the relics of Saint Boniface of Brussels and the leper Saint Alice of Schaerbeek. Then Brussels went to war or was warred on multiple time and the abbey kept getting destroyed. The French shut it down as entirely, after which it spent a while adopting different roles - a military hospital, a cotton mill, and a workhouse. Now its various buildings host the National School of Visual Arts and the National geographic Institute. The cute brick buildings also hold various government offices. A part of the building is even being used as a priory again.


  • Monumental 18th century portal
  • A classically styled courtyard
  • A gothic church with various stylistic flourishes
  • A 15th century cloister and chapel
  • Stained glass windows
  • Beautiful terraced gardens
  • 16th century painting by Albert Bouts, The Mocking of Christ

How To reach La Cambre Abbey by Public Transport

  • Trams 93, 94 stop Abbaye
  • Trams 7, 94 stop Cambre-etoile
  • Bus 107 stop Buyl
  • Bus 71, 107, N09 stop Geo Bernier
  • Drive to here.

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TripHobo Highlights for La Cambre Abbey

  • La Cambre Abbey Address: Abbaye de la Cambre, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium, Brussels
  • La Cambre Abbey Contact Number: +32-26481121
  • La Cambre Abbey Timing: 07:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • La Cambre Abbey Price: Free
  • Best time to visit La Cambre Abbey(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit La Cambre Abbey: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting La Cambre Abbey

  • 0.15% of people who visit Brussels include La Cambre Abbey in their plan

  • 60% of people start their La Cambre Abbey visit around 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see La Cambre Abbey

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting La Cambre Abbey

People normally club together Hotel Ciamberlani Asbl and Rouge Cloitre Abbey And Park while planning their visit to La Cambre Abbey.

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La Cambre Abbey, Brussels Reviews

  • Beautiful place and park to visit. I think it's home to a Catholic Church inside on Sundays and housing for arts students and University. The park doesn't really escape the city like the forest just south of it does. But it's it's build in a lower part of the city so it does shield it a bit (it's like a reverse some shape/valley).

  • Really lovely, picturesque place to spend a sunny afternoon. A nice old abbey and connecting buildings, surrounded by manicured and tiered gardens, plus ponds. In the summer, the bar is open for drinks and snacks.

  • Very chill and relaxing bar from May til October. Great personnel and drinks!

  • A stunning park, worth visiting!

  • Green, quiet oasis in the middle of Brussels.

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