Saint Jean-Baptiste Church

MOL01 Saint Jean-Baptiste Church
Name Saint Jean-Baptiste Church
Address Parvis St Jean Baptiste
City/Neighborhood Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
  • Art Deco

Original use
  • Place of worship

Year 1932
Architect(s) and/or artist(s)
  • Diongre Joseph

Architect Joseph Diongre, who always amazed us with his architectural daring, designed the plans for this church in 1931 in Art Deco-modernist style.

It was be built in fifteen months, it is one of three churches in Brussels built entirely in concrete.

Its imposing facade, but above all its octagonal bell tower which rises to 56 meters, gives it an incredible personality.

The interior is also interesting for its central nave based on parabolic arches 23 m high, and its remarkable geometric stained glass windows designed by Frans David Crickx’s workshop.

Building listed in February 1984.

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