Basilica of Koekelberg

BRU19 Basilica of Koekelberg
Name Basilica of Koekelberg
Address Parc Elisabeth
City/Neighborhood Brussels
  • Art Deco

Original use
  • Place of worship

Year 1905-1970
Architect(s) and/or artist(s)
  • Van Huffel Albert

Site web

Monumental religious building designed by architect Albert van Huffel, engineer Paul Rome and sculptor Harry Elstrøm, in the Art Deco, Neo-Byzantine style.

Very controversial project since the laying of the first stone in 1905 by King Leopold II, construction began only in 1925. In 1935, a first choir was inaugurated but work continued until 1970.

The basilica has a rich collection of stained glass windows of all periods, a visit to the majestic interior spaces is recommended, as well as the panoramic terrace at the dome’s level which offers a spectacular view of Brussels and its surroundings.

Guided tour possible via the basilica website HERE

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