"Notre-Dame de la Chapelle Church" Eglise Notre-Dame de la Chapelle Tip by ZiOOlek

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The construction of this sighificant edifice marking the transition from roman to gothic started in 1210 and was complited during the XIII century. The church suffered history's turmoil: a fire, a bombardment, pillaging, transformations, reconstructions starting in the XV century, as well as many renewal initiatives during the XIX and XX century. The roman-gothic choir and transept offer a striking contrast with the wide flamboyant gothic nave. This edifice hosts the funerary monument of Pierre Breughel the Elder, along with sculptures by J. Duquesnoy the Young, L. Fayd'herbe and J. Cosyn, baptismal fonts from 1475, as well as a beautiful collection of paintings.

Address: Place de la Chapelle, 1000 Ville de Bruxelles
Directions: At Rue Joseph Stevens & Rue de la Chapelle
Phone: 02/512-07-37
Website: http://paroisses.catho-bruxelles.be/bruxelles/chapelle/lang-pref/en/

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  • Written Mar 29, 2006
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