Église Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Brussels

Église Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Brussels (must see)

The Église Notre-Dame du Bon Secours (The Church of Our Lady of Assistance) is a 12th-century chapel. In 1669, the chapel underwent a well-planned and thoughtfully-executed renovation by the architects Cerckx and Corvrindt. The exterior shows a mix of Baroque-Flemish and Italian styles. The walls surrounding the church were demolished and the space expanded to reflect the current footprint. The building facade includes a cross of the Teutonic Order.

The interior of the church is unique with its hexagonal form, short naves and overall layout. In addition to the main altar, there is an Altar of St. Joseph and an Altar of St. James. A dramatic hammered copper piece depicting a resurrected Christ is particularly stunning. The church is still used by parishioners. Visitors are able to view the interior of the church to see its unique design and religious art objects. Along one side of the church is a quaint pedestrian street that features outdoor cafes. These provide a lovely setting to enjoy a coffee and admire the exterior of the church for an extended period.

Why You Should Visit:
Close enough to the Grand Place to be reached in a few minutes, but far enough to enjoy some peace and serenity if you need a break from the crowds.
A hidden, little architectural gem in the heart of Brussels – humble but very pleasant and tranquil.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-11:30am / 2-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Église Notre-Dame du Bon Secours
Sight Location: Brussels, Belgium
Sight Type: Religious
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