St. Mary's Church, Brussels

Église Sainte-Marie (St. Mary's Church) is the only Byzantine-style church in Brussels.

St. Mary's Church, whose full name is Eglise Royale Sainte-Marie à Schaerbeek, was designed by Louis Van Overstraeten.

The architecture is lovely, with a large dome decorated with stars, multiple soaring towers and elegant flying buttresses. The bronze doors feature 32 engraved panels and the building is adorned with the Four Evangelists and their symbols.

Originally a Catholic parish church, St. Mary's now stands in a predominantly Muslim quarter of Brussels and the interior has suffered from neglect. Concerts are sometimes held here and the crypt hosts an ecumenical center.


Quick Facts on St. Mary's Church

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Names:Église Sainte-Marie · St. Mary's Church
Styles:Byzantine Revival
Dedication: Virgin Mary
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Coordinates:50.859074° N, 4.368546° E
Address:Brussels, Belgium
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