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Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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 4 days 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

Thank Lozzatrip
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank 502ericaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank TravelsofCorina
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

Thank apolon321slo
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Discover537208
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

1  Thank Joyce-Belgium
Reviewed 9 September 2018

It was not added to our watch-list but while we were in Brussels, many people recommended this place. Due to shortage of time, we could only visit the site to view it from the outside but it was fabulous. The gardens around the Basilica added...More

Thank Maaz H
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is not an ancient church, as many in Europe are, but was built by King Leopold to bring some Paris-style grandeur to this part of Brussels. Nevertheless, it was worth a visit and is a hop off spot on the Hop On Hop Off...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We got out at Simonis Leopold Metro station and then walked down to the Basilica.It is on the right as you emerge from the station.The Koekelberg districtThe building is so big you can see it in the distance.The Bailica is truly a remarkable building,with its...More

Thank Marco_Num1
Reviewed 28 August 2018

With my guide, went to this basilica and it is very unusual on the outside, touted as Art Deco. I may not be too architecturally-inclined but I don't see the tie-in as much as everyone else does. One of the largest, however.

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25 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