St. Catherine's Church
St. Catherine's Church
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Located in the famous Grand Place, St. Catherine's is known for its heritage and culture.
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  • Sint-Katelijne • 3 min walk
  • Beurs • 4 min walk
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,968 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is one among many churches and cathedrals in downtown Brussels. Eglise Sainte-Catherine is a larger cathedral with an imposing facade and relatively unpolished interior. It is a quiet place without many tourists.
Written 12 June 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Église Sainte-Catherine de Bruxelles (St. Catherine's Church) is situated on Place Sainte Catherine in central Brussels. Historically, there was a Gothic style church constructed here in the 15th century. After flood damage, a new church was built between 1854-74. The church suffered a turbulent 20th-century of damage, neglect and seems to have barely avoided permanent closure and being converted into indoor market within the last decade.

Today, what you find is something of a French Neo-Gothic exterior and facade. There is also a free standing Baroque style tower just outside the main church building that is worth a look. The interior offers a bare nave with minimal ornamentation. There is a fine altar, carved wooden pulpit and few other nice things to see. However, by comparison to other church visits you may have done in Brussels, there is quite a bit less to see within St. Catherine's Church.

In the end, worth a look-see if you are sightseeing in this area of central Brussels. Otherwise, if you are short on time in the city, there are more impressive and interesting churches you can visit first.
Written 20 November 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Located on and dominating Place Sainte Catherine is St Catherine Church ( Eglise Sainte Catherine ) .
Constructed between 1854-1874 on what was the old port of Brussels ,a wonderful looking church building in the style of French Gothic ,it's one of the most beautiful buildings designed by architect Joseph Poelaert ,such an eye catching and imposing church that's just a joy to visit if you're in the St Catherine District and easy to locate on Place Sainte Catherine.
Written 10 June 2022
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theTimeTravellersBox
Belgium287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
It doesn't happen often anymore that great churches are found on these grounds of times we live in: the St Catherine Church in Brussels makes all the difference though. Beautiful on the outside and wonderfully on the inside, it still is being used actively. A marvel to behold.
Written 5 June 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This is a beautiful church with a wonderful exterior, but, alas, an unimpressive interior, which is probably due to some renovations taking place there.
Written 2 May 2022
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Enrico
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
It is a nice church but I was expecting more from the outside. It was very dark inside. However, I was able to see some nice statues and architecture.
Written 5 February 2022
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Brian R
Vienna, VA662 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Looks like a Calvinist mob stripped it down to the peeling plaster walls. There's nothing to see inside.
Written 5 October 2021
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June A
Surrey, UK2,734 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Located in the St Catherine's area of Lower Town this beautiful church sits in an area surrounded by restaurants and cafes. I didn't get to see the interior but wandered around the area a few times admiring it from the outside.
Written 6 June 2021
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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is the bases of St. Catherine church. I saw this here and was impressed. It has a Victorian interior. I lit candles here and felt a warmth which came from the priest serving masses.
Written 11 March 2020
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Daniel
Crema, Italy424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Compared to the history of Brussels, this cathedral is relatively new, it dates back to the mid 18 hundred, but it is worth visiting.
Written 16 February 2020
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