La Cambre AbbeyCurrently Closed
- 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
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
- 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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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
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People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see La Cambre Abbey
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting La Cambre Abbey
La Cambre Abbey Reviews & Ratings
Lovely middle age abbey with a well kept cloister. Well managed by a very inspired pastor. Easter celebrations are particularly moving.
Nice but restricted in items exhibited. No English explanation, only French and Flemish. Panoramic view from top.
Nice park close to flagey ,good for jogging, reading ,or just a walk ...
A very special place, truly enlightining, a small oasis of love within the big city
A very beautiful and ancient Abbey in the City of Brussels, Belgium, surrounded by blissful and peaceful nature where anyone can have a walk...