La Cambre Abbey, Brussels

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About La Cambre Abbey, Brussels

La Cambre Abbey, Brussels - Address, Phone Number

Address: Abbaye de la Cambre, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

Phone: +32-26481121

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 07:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

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Church, Garden, Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Courtyard

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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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La Cambre Abbey, Brussels Reviews - Write a Review

  • Very nice and quiet Park, pretty church, not very well maintained buildings though.

  • You're missing out if you haven't been there.

  • Nice park and church

  • nice small city center park

  • Lieu magnifique peu connu dans Bruxelles, parfait pour les amoureux

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