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This large church, the burial place of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, boasts a variety of styles: part of the chapel is twelfth-century; the transepts are seventeenth-century Romanesque; and the nave is fifteenth-century Gothic.
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Place de la Chapelle, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We saw this church from the bus and so we decided to visit it when we had a chance. We finally had some spare time and it was nice but not as stunning as other churches we had visited on our tour of Europe. If...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Notre Dame De La Chapelle ( Chapel Church ) is a really beautiful church that is another stunning church that is only a short walk from the magnificent Grand Place. Founded in 1134 ,there has been a church on this site for near a 1000...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Notre Dame de la Chapelle (free entry) is one of several large Gothic style churches that can visited around the city centre of Brussels. It is located at Place de la Chapelle, a 6-7 minute walk south of the Grote Markt and is open for...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Gothic church near the Rue Haute and the Marolles district. The church was filled completely with Polish Roman Catholics, attending a mass in their language. Very peaceful after they had left. A monument remembers Pieter Brueghel the Elder who was buried in this church in...More

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The Hop On - Hop Off bus wasn’t leaving for thirty minutes, so we did a quick burn-run up the hill to check out the glowing white stone Notre-Dame De La Chapelle Church on the hill, leading to the Upper Town. Inna and I are...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This is a Roman Catholic church built in 1134 but the present structure dates from the 13th century. Part of the structure was damaged by the French (as many other buildings) during the bombardment of Brussels in 1695. It was restored in 1866 and again...More

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Didnt go looking for this church. However i just stumbled into this beautiful building. Wow it is quite a work of art and it free to go inside. The builders of this building and others in Brussels are truly exceptional. Go and enjoy.

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Built from 1200-1400 this church is transitional. The transept and choir are Romanesque with Gothic elements and the remainder is Flamboyant Gothic. Some of the vaulting is quite stunning. Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1529-1569) is buried here and his funeral plaque is still in place.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Small and cozy church. Well known for its paintings and interior. From the exterior, you would not expect something as nice as it is.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 9 July 2015

It is a beautiful church. It has exceptional architecture. I was impressed by its size and tranquility that dominates. Outstanding were huge columns of the church, dressed in natural flowers. There are many impressive cathedrals in Brussels, but do not miss this one.

Thank adi035
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