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Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine

Rue de la Madeleine 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 410 29 57
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Peaceful church

We visited this simple calm church. Very simple and peaceful inside. A countertenor voice sang an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Suki S
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Charming Intimate Church Just off of Gran Place in central Brussels

This Catholic church dates to the 13th and 15th Centuries, and was part of the convent of the... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
FredTravelVa
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Rue de la Madeleine 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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+32 2 410 29 57
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this simple calm church. Very simple and peaceful inside. A countertenor voice sang an office from the back of the church without any warning, and gave us a moving moment of contemplation. Lovely stained glass windows from the 50s.

Thank Suki S
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

This Catholic church dates to the 13th and 15th Centuries, and was part of the convent of the Brothers Saccites. Stained glass dates to 1957 renovations. French bombardment in 1695 partly destroyed the structure. This Church is calm and tranquil and peaceful. It is a...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Located just outside Central Train Station,Saint Mary Magdalene Church is one of Brussels oldest churches and was established by the Brothers Of Mercy in the 13th century but the church is on the site of a much older religious site,restoration work carried out in the...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Very Central location and beautiful old church with many sides to it. You have to walk around to find open entry door. Nice stained glass windows. Worth a quick stop.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine (Church of St. Mary Magdalene) is a historic church located along Rue de la Madeleine just outside the Brussels Central train station and perhaps 200 metres from the Grand Place. This is another Brabant Gothic style church, featuring a Baroque period wing...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

very calming feeling. an old church, restored in the 1950s. It feels open and welcoming, with beautiful flowers and a simple, small modern altar. Well worth a visit and a look at the windows.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I was looking for a grocery store and the Brugge Central Station when I came across this old church. Attractions near it are the small park where the statue of Charles Karel Buis is located, hotels, restaurants, Central Station, busy Square, etc. it was closed...More

Thank LolaGo1
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Had a small stop-over in Brussels so this place - just a few yards from Central Station - was ideal to visit. Entrance is via a door at the side and it was a surprising church with modern stained glass windows and missing the statues...More

Thank david n
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

A small Gothic church with baroque gate. This church was once a part of a convent founded in the 13th century. It was handed to the Protestants in 1579. The Chapel was destroyed in the bombardment of 1695, but was rebuilt. It was restored between...More

Thank JanaZC
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Our hotel room at the Hilton overlooks the church. Its facade of brick is quite attractive as is its simple, single turret. It is nicely proportioned. The church was moved from higher up on the hill, brick by brick, when the central train station was...More

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