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St. Nicholas Church, Brussels

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The Église St-Nicolas is a delightful little church behind the Bourse in Brussels. It is surrounded by fine old houses that seem to huddle under it.

This small church is almost 1,000 years old, but little remains of the original structure. Its 11th-century Romanesque lines are hidden by a 14th-century Gothic facade and the repairs made after the French bombardment of 1695. A cannonball fired by the French in 1695 is still lodged in one of the pillars.

The church holds a small painting by Rubens of The Virgin and Child and the Vladimir Icon painted by an artist from Constantinople in 1131.

Quick Facts on St. Nicholas Church

Site Information
Names:St. Nicholas Church; St. Nicholas Church, Brussels
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Brussels, Belgium
Coordinates:50.847959° N, 4.351691° E  (view on Google Maps)
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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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  1. Frommer's Brussels and Bruges
  2. Fodor's Belgium

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Title:St. Nicholas Church, Brussels
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:09/24/2009
Link code:<a href="http://www.sacred-destinations.com/belgium/brussels-st-nicholas-church">St. Nicholas Church, Brussels</a>