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Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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The Koekelberg Basilica ranks fifth among the world's largest churches, after the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Paix in Yamoussokro on the Ivory Coast, St Peter's in Rome, St Paul's in London and Santa Maria Dei Fiori in Florence. Today, the church...more
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Parvis de la Basilique 1, Koekelberg, Brussels 1081, Belgium
+32 2 421 16 67
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This building is amazing! I've been in dozens of churches around the world and I've only been in one that felt as big as this one (St. Johns - the unfinished in NYC). There was a sign indicating there's a panorama level, but since I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Clare S
BasilicaKoekelberg, Culture and tourism dpt at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Clare, Thanks for your kind review! If you visited on saturday, there was indeed a special "interreligious" celebration together with our moslim friends, with special security ensured, hence the fact that some parts weren't accessible!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This huge basilica church confronts you as you drive into the centre of Brussels. It's the fifth largest church in the world. Wonderful sight.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a massive basilica and I highly recommend visiting. We walked from the old town, only 30 minutes. The outside is impressing, but the inside is amazing. Take your time and wander about, take in the architecture and beautiful windows.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LadyBeeTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively modern church, but it it's the 5th largest in the world. Impressive interior and well worth taking the lift to the top. Brussels doesn't have much of a skyline but you get a sense of the scale of the building. Really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kbr88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been to the Basilica before, but was really excited about my return trip. The Basilica is simply huge and has many chapels, one of them dedicated to the brave men and women of the Royal Air Force who helped to liberate Belgium in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lozzatrip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we took the walk to come in here, we saw some parking but I am not sure how that works around here so I would tell you to take the train or walk as well. for I who am not a catholic or religious at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely awesome! Definitely more to see than expected. We stayed about an hour and 15 minutes. This included the €5 fee to go to the top for a beautiful 360° view of Brussels which is well worth it! Along with the fee, you get access...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

The Basilica of sacred hearts in Brussels is stunning, grandour building already from the street. You can enter towards it through a beautiful park area, from where you get this amazing view on it.The entrance machine for to go on top of the roof will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank apolon321slo
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Basilica is huge! It’s visible from many places in Brussels. Worth to see. However, we’ve found it closed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Discover_JuT
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Located in the outskirts of Brussels, in the neighbourhood of Koekelberg, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacré-Coeur Basilica) is an architectural masterpiece of Art Deco and ranks fifth among the world's largest churches. It was completed in 1970! The first thing visitors will spot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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26 March 2018|
Response from BasilicaKoekelberg | Property representative |
Hi! There's a mass every week day at 9'00 AM (in french on monday, tuesday, thurday ,friday, and saturday in Dutch on wednesday. On sunday, 10'00 (french) and 11'30 (bilingual frenh-dutch)
Rodella D
5 November 2017|
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Response from BasilicaKoekelberg | Property representative |
Hi Rodella, There's a touristic bus line passing by, and you can also take the metro (station Simonis/Elizabeth)! Don't hesitate to send us a mail for any further info: tourism@basilicakoekelberg.be