The National Basilica of Koekelberg is a huge Art Deco church in Brussels, built to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Belgian independence.
History of Basilica Koekelberg
In 1905King Leopold II laid the cornerstone of the basilica. Construction was interrupted by the two World Wars and wasn't finished until 1971.
The basilica is dedicated to the Sacred Heart, like the more famous and equally patriotic Basilique Sacré-Coeur in Paris. The more common name "Basilica of Koekelberg" derives from its location in the Koekelberg area of Brussels.
What to See at Basilica Koekelberg
Faced in brick, the Art Deco church is 89m high and 167m long, making it the fifth-largest church in the world. The main dome, flanked by two towers, can be climbed in summer for excellent views over Brussels.
Quick Facts on Basilica Koekelberg
|Names:||Basilica Koekelberg · Basilica of the Sacred Heart · Basilique Sacré-Coeur|
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|Coordinates:||50.867274° N, 4.316661° E|
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Map of Basilica Koekelberg, Brussels
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