St. Nicholas Church
- Address: Petite Rue au Beurre 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
- Phone: +32-22675164
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
St. Nicholas Church - Review
Originally built in the 11th century, this utterly cute church does not have much of it’s old look left. First its facade was given a Gothic facelift in the 14th century. In 1695 the French bombarded the church, and you can still see a cannonball buried inside one of the pillars. But the reason people feel like stepping in are all the little houses cuddled up next to the church as if it was their protector. Once you step inside, there are numerous items of interest, such as:
- A Rubens painting, Virgin and Sleeping Child
- 12th century icon of St Nicholas from Constantinople.
- The 15th century marble side altar dedicated to the Virgin.
- Relics of Catholic priests executed because they refused to convert to Protenstanism.
St. Nicholas Church Hours
- Recommended time of visit: 11am-4pm
How To reach St. Nicholas Church by Public Transport
- Buses 86, N04, N05, N06, N08, N09, N10, N11, N12, N13, N16 stop Bourse.
- Trams 3, 4, 32 stop Bourse.
- Subway 1, 5 stop De Brouckere.
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Things to Know Before Visiting St. Nicholas Church
0.4% of people who visit Brussels include St. Nicholas Church in their plan
33.33% of people start their St. Nicholas Church visit around 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St. Nicholas Church
50% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Nicholas Church
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St. Nicholas Church, Brussels Reviews
Small, but beautiful. It's right behind the old Stock Exchange and close to the Grand Place.
Good place for a chat with the Man
Lovely gothic style church built in the name of the patron saint of Brussels. The church reminds you of the Notre Dame of Paris. Very much the same style. Stands on a cross road and the bells toll on the hour. Inside the church it is so peaceful and serene. Sit there for 10 minutes and imbibe the energy around.
Eglise St-Nicolas also known as the Church of St. Nicholas (free entry) is a historic church that can be visited near the Grand Place in the city centre of Brussels. It is believed to be one of the four oldest churches in the city. Historically, the churches history reaches back to the 12th century when a small market church was built on this site. Damaged and repaired a handful of times over the centuries, including the French bombardment in 1695, the present building features a nice Gothic exterior, the result of major restorations in 1956. Within the Church of St. Nicholas, there are artworks by Peter Paul Rubens and Bernard van Orley as well as choir stalls which date back to 1381. Interestingly, the church has a slight curve shape which can be seen clearly from the back of the nave when viewing towards the alter, which eventually becomes obscured due to the church design. Give Eglise St-Nicolas a minimum of 10-15 minutes if you pass by while browsing the streets around the Grand Place.
I loved it while we were doing the city tour through the horse carriage ride, felt very pious.