Notre Dame Du SablonCurrently Closed
- Address: Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +32-25115741
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Set in the beautiful and historic Sablon district, this 15th century Catholic Church has a Brabantine Gothic exterior and a rich interior that includes two Baroque Chapels. The church is one of the best in its style. The church is especially noted for the contrast in its brightly colored stained glass windows in the four fold gallery make with the more demure grey white building. The sight is said to be especially striking at night. The best part is that it is usually quiet – not thronged much with tourists.
A curiosity in the church is the statue of Madonna that was once upon a time stolen from Brussels and taken to Antwerp but retuned in 1348. Apparently the theft was commissioned by a local Beatrijs Soetkens by the Virgin Mary in a dream; the statue was purported miraculous.
Features to note are the Pillars without capital, increasing verticality, the statues of the 12 apostles, the trforium and its motifs, a brilliant triptych by the Michel Coxie, the Baroque Pulpits and the reliquary of Saint Wivina. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Brussels itinerary 2 days.
- There’s an antique market just outside the church.
- Check out the neighbourhood outside the church and the squares. It’s a popular tourist hang out of itself, and there are a bunch of statues to see.
- Entry is free.
- Donations are appreciated.
- For prayer and mass timings ask locally.
- By Bus: Petit Sablon bus station has buses 27, 95, N04 and other stopping by.
- By Tram: Trams 92 and 93 stops at Petit Sablon light rail station.
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
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65.13% of people who visit Brussels include Notre Dame Du Sablon in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
38.37% of people start their Notre Dame Du Sablon visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Notre Dame Du Sablon
59.62% of people prefer walking in order to reach Notre Dame Du Sablon
This spectacular Gothic cathedral dates back to the 14th Century when it was used as a chapel by the Archer’s Guild. It was extensively expanded in the next century to the popularity and supposed healing powers of the Madonna statue located within. The statue was allegedly stolen by a husband and wife team of thieves in a rowing boat. The location of the statue is unknown but the story is commemorated by a life-size model inside the building.
This is a very nice discovery in Brussels! I participated at today mass and I have to to say that I was very impressed by the ambiance inside created by the three organists who played together and the woman singing such angelic songs! I will definitely go back!
Beautiful church. Worth just taking in the architecture. Astounding how long it took to plan and build. Worth seeing!
Very beautiful. We were surprised that we were allowed inside and also allowed photos. I was in awe of everything inside and out. This is a must see if visiting brussels.
Must visit, beautiful Cathedral, if you attend mass you will enjoy Gregorian chants accompanied by a wonderful organ music.