The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg
Parvis de la Basilique 1
1081 Brussels (KOEKELBERG)
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- Opening Dates
- All year round
- In summertime : 09:00-17:00
- In wintertime : 10:00-16:00
- All year round
The National Basilica in Koekelberg, the 5th largest church in the world, is an architectural masterpiece a stone's throw from the city centre.
Thanks to the lift, you can rise up to a height of 52.80 metres. Just under the dome, an outdoor gallery let's you discover arguably the most beautiful panoramic view of Brussels.
You can also discover the Modern Religious Art Museum, which contains some 250 paintings and sculptures from the contemporary art collection of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bruges.
Guided tours on request. Duration of the visit: 1h45.
Opening times for the panoramic view: Summer: 9am - 5:15pm (last entrance). Winter: 10am - 4:15pm (last entrance). Entry via door 6.
Organisation of events and activities.
Every Wednesday, it is possible to visit the Sisters Augustines museum space: 2pm until 4pm.
The Modern Religious Art Museum's collection can be visited on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 2 pm to 4pm and on appointment for groups.
Metro: line 1A and 2, from the Simonis metro station / Tram: 19 / Bus: AL, 355, 49, 87. Free parking (space for 500 cars).
Visit to the ground floor of the church is free of charge. Free of charge for children younger than 6 years old.
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