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St. Mary's Church, Brussels

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Photo © Sean Munson.
Photo © Sean Munson.
Photo © Sean Munson.
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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

Site Information
Names:Église Sainte-Marie; St. Mary's Church; St. Mary's Church, Brussels
City:Brussels
Country:Belgium
Categories:Churches
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Styles:Neo-Byzantine
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Brussels, Belgium
Coordinates:50.859074° N, 4.368546° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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References

  1. St. Mary's Church, Brussels - Virtourist.com

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Title:St. Mary's Church, Brussels
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:09/24/2009
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